Left to right, Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor: Cyrus’s naive admonition of O’Connor has been nearly universally condemned. photograph: pa wire

Myley Cyrus’s ill-judged and thoughtless riposte to Sinéad O’Connor last week has at least highlighted the fact that old prejudices about mental healt(...)

Trevor Courtney: “Keep the wrong people away and the right people close, and watch out for people that use the word ‘synergy’”

Igloo Animations is an award-winning animation studio specialising in making complex topics easy to digest. What is special about your business?Igloo (...)

Late poet Seamus Heaney as he appeared in 1970. Photograph: PA Wire

There was “collective shock” among the literary community today at the sudden passing of “one of the world’s greatest writers”. Poet Theo Dorgan has s(...)

They have a confirmed fan in Stephen Fry, have worked with Norman Cook and enlisted jazz-pop pianist Jamie Cullum to co-write on this, their second al(...)

Vladimir Putin: making scapegoats of gay people as Hitler did of Jews, according to Stephen Fry

Boycotts are back in fashion. At the pointless end of the spectrum, various online busybodies are urging cinemagoers to stay away from the upcoming fi(...)

England’s Alastair Cook and team-mates wait for  the third umpire’s decision which gave England victory in the first Ashes Test.

“I’m sweating like a pig here,” said Andrew Strauss in his Trent Bridge commentary box at lunchtime yesterday, and while the temperatures were, indeed(...)

Soundwave

The new music discovery app from an Irish start-up has already found itself some high-profile fans. Steve Wozniak described it as a music product that(...)

A new tech festival aims to discover the next big thing, enabling music technology companies to pitch ideas to potential investors. The Hard Working(...)

Brendan O’Driscoll, co-founder of Soundwave, pitches at SXSW in Austin, Texas

“Bono predicted it, we built it and Steve Wozniak endorsed it” – Irish entrepreneur Brendan O’Driscoll about his new music-discovery app Soundwave whi(...)

Soundwave goes live today, but will officially launch on Monday.

Monday is D-Day for Dublin-based Soundwave, the former participant in NDRC’s LaunchPad accelerator programme. The app, which goes live on iPhone and A(...)