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Drogheda, Co Louth. File photograph

Gardaí are investigating accusations of online child grooming after two men were confronted by so-called “paedophile hunters” in Drogheda, Co Louth ov(...)

Tech companies have focused on clamping down on politically motivated disinformation. Facebook has a label for “disputed” stories and has introduced some independent fact-checking processes.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Is Ireland ready for its first post-truth referendum campaign? In the 20 months since this country’s last election, democracies around the world have (...)

Trump and Putin: “We don’t have the slightest intention to do harm to the United States,” says Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty

Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland has described allegations that Moscow is interfering in other countries’ democratic processes as ridiculous and lud(...)

The RTÉ campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An RTÉ employee is due in court in the Leeds on Monday to face charges in connection an alleged attempt to travel to the UK to engage in sexual activi(...)

Sky blues: Amazon’s agreement to produce a documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Manchester City confirms that the US company has heard of more than American football.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

It is not a new rumour in the television industry that Amazon may seek to build its Prime Video business in this part of the world by entering the soc(...)

Louise McSharry: “Aha!” they say, when they spot an article on lipstick. “I simply must let everyone know that I find this subject boring!”

During my time as an online journalist, there was only one real challenge. It wasn’t finding enough content to fill the site, or working to short dead(...)

The nature of the crime can be both opportunistic and targeted. Courtney says that of the crimes reported within the construction industry in the past year, 90 per cent involved the theft of tools.   Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

“People magpie them. We refer to them as magpies. It is fairly common,” says Billy Wall, the head of one of the trade unions representing workers in t(...)

Willie Meighan of Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny

Speaking to people about their passion and their time spent working in music is a pleasure, but all the talk of work evaporates in the face of life-ch(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy, Steve Wall  and Victor Finn at the launch of a new report for the IMRO. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook should be legally compelled to remunerate fairly musicians whose work is uploaded to their services, ac(...)

Instagram influencer  Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and her unhinged stalker Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) in ‘Ingrid Goes West’:   social media misquotations and mistranslations  pepper the movie

In television-land, the “sadcom” likely peaked sometime between Phoebe Waller-Bridge sobbing through the denouement of Fleabag and Sarah Lynn’s visit (...)

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