Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson, founders of the Cool Bean Company. Photograph: Dara Munnis

It can be difficult as a start-up to feel like you are achieving things because there is always so much to be done. Seriously, every time you get (...)

Twitter is to move to a 85,000 sq-foot office in Dublin, signing a 20 year lease for Cumberland House. Photo: Bloomberg

Twitter is to move to an 85,000 sq-foot office in Dublin, signing a 20 year lease for Cumberland House. The social network will pay Hibernia RE(...)

The Twitter logo, File photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Twitter is working on a product that will allow users to share content longer than 140 characters, according to reports. It’s unclear what the product(...)

Twitter said this week that it has linked up with payment processor Stripe, founded by the Irish Collison brothers, to let shoppers buy products directly with a tweet. (Photograph:Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Steve Jobs simultaneously led two companies, Apple and Pixar, as chief executive. Elon Musk is running Tesla and SpaceX. Now more people are saying t(...)

Two students at Beijing University delvier their contribution to the video praising  Xi Jinping. Photograph:  Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Handsome, wise, humble, charismatic and resolute, the list goes on. A propaganda video showing foreign students enthusing about President Xi Jinpin(...)

Grab your wellies , we’re off to the National Ploughing Championships (NPC) for the day. There’s lots to do and see: from the ploughing, sheep shearin(...)

Women and words: (L-R) Kathy Sheridan, Sarah Davis-Goff, Sinead Gleeson and Claire Hennessy

New York-based writer Catherine Nichols sent her new novel to literary agents under a man’s name and received over eight times the number of respon(...)

MI5 director general Andrew Parker, who warned on Thursday the level of terrorist plotting against Britain is at its highest in over three decades. Photograph: PA

The head of Britain’s security agency MI5 has warned that terrorist plotting against Britain is at its most intense for three decades and still growin(...)

 Minister for Arts and  Heritage Heather Humphreys  with Dr Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland (right), and Paul Shovlin, a member of the outgoing board, at the launch of the library’s annual review for 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) is operating with a third of the staffing resources available to national libraries of comparable size in Europe(...)

Aylan Kurdi, with his brother Galip, who both died trying to reach Europe: Aylan ‘deserves a public campaign to bring more of his fellow Syrians, and other refugees here’.

The picture of the little Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, who washed up on a beach in Turkey is utterly distressing. Clad in shorts and T-shirt, his little b(...)