“Free money is there to spend on infrastructure: it isn’t really borrowing, more an asset swap.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“A major contributor to boom and bust has been the spending of every penny of taxes generated by recent and forecast economic growth. Similarly, when (...)

Tateav Hayrapetyan (8), Diana Hambrdzumyan (9) and David Sandukhchyan (12) from St Hripsime Armenian School , at the service of remembrance on the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, at Taney Parish Church, Dundrum, Co Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tim O’Brien A call to recognise the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as “genocide”, was supported by the leaders of the main churches on (...)

 Daire O’Neill: “It’s important to have local partners as the culture and customs [in Japan] are so different to what we are used to in Europe.”

In 2008, Daire O’Neill left his job with Intel to fulfil a long- held desire to work in Japan. He spent two years as an embedded software developer wi(...)

From left: Dr Anthony Morrissey, centre manager INFANT, Prof Louise Kenny, consultant obstetrician and director of INFANT, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, IBM’s Dr Robert McCarthy and Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland at an event hosted by SFI to celebrate scientific collaboration between Ireland and the United States as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival

The Science Foundation Ireland-funded Infant centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork has teame(...)

The response at Thursday’s emergency EU Council meeting to the migrant drownings in the Mediterranean has been described rightly as “woefully(...)

Some of US president Barack Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters.

Some of US president Barack Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified comp(...)

The wreckage of  migrant vessels is lit by passing cars at twilight on April 24th, 2015 on the island of Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search-and-rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amne(...)

Go Walk Mullaghmeen, Co Westmeath Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series Sheet 41 Start and finish: The ca(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

He’s got the world number-one spot, four Majors and counting, and now Rory McIlroy can add the title of Ireland’s richest sportsman to his burgeoning (...)

Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)