Don’t be evil? ‘Corporations are particularly dangerous and worrisome sources of domination’

Time was we used to sing freedom songs against foreign governments and the “colonial yoke”. But today, across the western world, it is financial co(...)

A Palestinian protester throws a stone towards Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday payers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

A UN human rights investigator today accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that th(...)

Researchers at Princeton University predicted the social network  will be largely abandoned by 2017.

Facebook has turned the tables on a Princeton University report predicting the platform’s imminent demise by forecasting the learning institution w(...)

Is the social media giant doomed to extinction? Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Facebook has spread like an infectious disease but we are slowly becoming immune to its attractions, and the platform will be largely abandoned by 201(...)

Former IMF mission chief for Ireland Ashoka Mody, says he believes bondholders should have been burnt, be they lenders to the Irish banks or the State.

Freezing temperatures and heavy snow in late November- early December 2010 meant the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Ireland, Ashoka M(...)

The indication by the US Federal Reserve that it was considering a reduction in the rate at which it would expand its balance sheet had a dramatic effect on emerging economies

The most sobering lesson of the global financial crisis was that developments expected to increase resilience – the “originate and distribute” model o(...)

Seán Jacob broke Niall O’Brien’s 22-year-old record in the Dublin Sculling Ladder time trial last weekend. Photograph:  David Maher/Sportsfile

After a terrific summer of competition, this weekend brings rowing back into conflict with the Irish weather. Skibbereen Head of the River, set for th(...)

Finding it hard to make ends meet can impoverish the brain and reduce your ability to think, say scientists. Financial worries tax the brain so much t(...)

Glenn Greenwald (left) embraces his partner, David Miranda, upon his arrival at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport on August 19th. He had been detained and questioned at length by British police at Heathrow airport on the previous day.

Who will guard us against our guardians, who will secure us against our security services? That age-old question is raised in a vivid way by the incid(...)


Have you ever wondered how the admission procedure functions in Ivy League universities? No, me neither. That is, however, one of many unasked ques(...)