News that a large number of unidentified remains were discovered in a water tank close to the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Galway has made international headlines. Photograph: The Irish Times

News that a large number of unidentified remains were discovered in a water tank close to the Tuam mother-and-baby home in Galway has made internation(...)

The Hireland model has already been successfully reproduced in the US and Nigeria, and emulated across Europe

A not-for-profit organisation that convinced Irish business owners to take on thousands of additional employees during the recession has published an (...)

Dean Baquet, who has replaced Jill Abramson as executive editor of the New York Times, outside the company’s headquarters in New York. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times service

The New York Times, which employs 445 people in its technology department, thinks it might be too “print-centric”. The New York Times, which la(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden: “I was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with President Xi,” he said.  Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden said China’s new air defence identification zone has caused “significant” unease in the region, and he told President X(...)

Fang Binxing has stepped down as  president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Last week saw the retirement of Fang Binxing, the father of the “Great Firewall of China”, as president of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommuni(...)

Jeff Bezos (left) with Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of The Washington Post Co. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The Washington Post wasn’t taking any chances. Devoting yesterday’s front page to the Graham family’s sale of the “flagship paper” to Amazon founder J(...)

An aunt of the actress Angelina Jolie has died of breast cancer. The death of Debbie Martin comes just weeks after Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed piece that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.

An aunt of actress Angelina Jolie’s has died from breast cancer, less than two weeks after the star revealed she had a double mastectomy to avoid t(...)