Former speaker John Boehner: “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”Photograph: EPA

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said former speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner “allowed his inner Trump to come out” (...)

Pamela Newenham:  Consisting of an intense programme of pitching workshops, mentoring sessions and talks with investors, lawyers, journalists, experts and entrepreneurs, Blackbox Connect aims to give participants access to the knowledge and resources of Silicon Valley

For two weeks in February, I moved in with 19 ridiculously talented entrepreneurs in San Francisco. From as far afield as India, Pakistan, Lebanon, F(...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster:   announced details of the investment by HighWire Press  on their investment mission to the United States. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The American epublishing platform HighWire Press is to invest £6 million in a new Belfast operation that plans to create 74 jobs. The North’s First (...)

Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations

Why do you do things a particular way? Is it because you have always done them that way? Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations, and t(...)

Stage, script and screen: Nuala Goodman, Sharon Horgan, Ros Hubbard, Saoirse Ronan, Eavan Boland and Belinda McKeon

Saoirse Ronan Actor The success of Brooklyn, driven by Ronan’s beautiful performance, has elevated her to another level. She has emerged from the n(...)

Dr Lucy and Dr Paul Kalanithi, with their daughter, Cady. Photograph: Gale Gettinger

On March 9th, 2015, two years after learning he had metastatic lung cancer, Dr Paul Kalanithi died at the age of 37. He was a neurosurgeon at Stanford(...)

Subject matters: the courses that can be studied by postgraduate students in Ireland range from computer science and international management to Irish history and Irish traditional music

Dublin City University Top five courses: 1. Professional Master’s of Education (Post Primary) 2. MSc in Computing 3. MSc in Management (Business) 4(...)

 Engineers at work in Robert Bosch’s new €310 million R&D centre at Renningen in Germany

“A completely new work environment for creative minds” is how the world’s largest automotive supply company, Robert Bosch, describes its new €310 mill(...)

Steven Gerrard of Los Angeles Galaxy and  Andrea Pirlo  of New York City FC make all the right noises about the standard of play. Photograph: Getty Images

Towards the end of last year’s Major League Soccer season, footage of Andrea Pirlo defending a corner for New York City FC went viral. Well, when we s(...)