Virtual reality has long been talked about but the next generation of devices – the Oculus Rift (pictured) and PlayStation’s Morpheus project, among others – may push that aspiration into reality. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Naupold

Is virtual reality the future? Facebook is certainly betting that it is. The company said it would pay out $2 billion (€1.4 billion) for Oculus(...)

Angela Kerins: has resigned, citing toll of recent controversies on her family and on Rehab itself. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The seeds of Angela Kerins’s exit from Rehab were sown 87 days ago when she went on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland (...)

Leroy Harris, who featured in the cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has been given a chance to avoid a criminal conviction and a possible sentence for dealing cannabis.

An actor, who featured in the cat-killing scene in the hit crime series Love/Hate, has been given a chance to avoid a criminal conviction and a(...)

MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher who will contest the Midlands North West constituency  for Fianna Fáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent Bar the late entry into the field of an independent candidate with a national profile (and it w(...)

There’s a compelling melancholy in this second album from New York producer Francis Harris, written as a tribute to his late mother. (The death of (...)

 Mr Justice Peter Smithwick:  Three former senior gardaí believe the Smithwick Tribunal did not place enough emphasis on the evidence of former members of the Provisional IRA who met the tribunal and outlined how they had planned the killings without, they claimed, assistance from any Garda members.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three former senior gardaí have published a comprehensive evaluation of the Smithwick Tribunal’s conclusions, challenging its key finding of collusion(...)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Authorised biography is a tricky business for any filmmaker, particularly when the material spans nine decades and details the life of the lately depa(...)

Television presenter Rolf Harris (83) has been charged with a further three counts of indecent assault. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.

Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is facing three more sex assault charges, including one allegedly involving a girl aged seven or eight, Bri(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart: he  adjourned the making of orders in the case

A leading corporate and commercial law firm owes €8.5 million to a business because a failure to properly register a property meant a €10 million offe(...)