“The data that came in was in 2008 before your collapse. Ireland does well because you were doing well economically.”

A co-author of a 2010 report that ranked Ireland highest on an index of countries most faithful to Islamic economic teachings says the country is lik(...)

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook acco(...)

The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University in the US.

The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University i(...)

Chief Executive of SpaceX Elon Musk poses with the SpaceX Dragon 2 space craft at it’s unveiling ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

A US company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit. (...)

US attorney general Eric Holder speaks as he announces indictments against Chinese military hackers on cyber-espionage today. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

A US grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest action t(...)

Head-to-head: football collisions are consistent with numerous hits to the head which in turn cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Photograph: Getty Images

The revelations that hits to the head may lead to long-term brain damage have rocked the American football world, alarming coaches, players and(...)

With so many questions about debt issues in the world’s biggest economy, the globe’s second biggest economy is painting a more upbeat picture on its p(...)

George Moore was one of the most successful Irish-American entrepreneurs of his generation and a noted philanthropist. A board member of the Taoiseach(...)

Publisher Arianna Huffington told students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts:  “What I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands o(...)

Tributes have been paid to George Moore (62), one of the most successful Irish-American businessmen of his generation, who died on Wednesday night. Photograph: UCD

The death has taken place of George Moore (62), one of the most successful Irish-American businessmen of his generation. Mr Moore died on Wedne(...)