Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers crosses  the finish line to win the 200m women’s final at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Move over, Usain Bolt. Here comes Dafne Schippers. Because anyone who thought things might slow down a little inside the Bird’s Nest in the absence of(...)

David Maxfield: “A troll will eat any little lamb that is crossing the bridge. A cyberstalker will decide that you, specifically, are the lamb they want and this is far more dangerous.” Photograph: Getty Images

“I hope you drink rat poison and die,” says Prof Steven Knowlton. We are having a conversation about the often negative and often abusive comments (...)

Muhammad Ali, the subject of a new poem in Poetry by Declan Ryan, poses a portrait in his robe in 1964. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

In their beginnings the generation of poets that included Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy and the slightly younger Seamus Heaney and(...)

Million Bells navy scarf (left) and Criss Cross Fleur in purple, hot pink and black. Both €180 from Ciara Silke

Not all of us can sport insouciant ways with scarves like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Kate Moss. But their power to transform an outfit goes withou(...)

Melanie Murphy has her head screwed on. The 26-year-old from Dublin only started making YouTube videos two years ago, but it’s an industry she know(...)

The new Galaxy S6 edge + is expected to launch in Ireland next month Photograph: Getty Images

The mobile wars have stepped up a gear, with Samsung unveiling a supersized version of its S6 edge phone and a follow up to its Tab S, the Tab S2. Th(...)

 Viacom in Times Square, New York City. Stock prices of media companies have dropped as consumers cut back on traditional media usage and turn to internet-based entertainment. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Media stocks in the United States endured a two-day rout on Wall Street last week, triggered by Disney’s comments about falling subscriber numbers at (...)

Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

Hozier performs on ABC’s Good Morning America recently: musicians following in the Wicklowman’s footsteps face an environment where record sales are falling dramatically. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish music industry is said to be worth over €470 million annually to the economy. It supports around 11,500 jobs across the island, both directl(...)

It’s results day – or R-Day, as I like to call it. For some reason my daughter prefers D-Day. I’m not sure what the ‘D’ stands for, but judging by the mood over the past two weeks, I’m pretty sure it’s not dentistry. Photograph: Getty/Thinkstock

They survived the Leaving Cert. They survived Magaluf. They have left school and are now normal human beings (more or less). So why are they moping ar(...)