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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: said he regretted not telling affected users when Facebook first found out about the Cambridge Analytica leak in 2015.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg said he was willing to testify to any US government inquiry over reports that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from more than 50(...)

People and businesses across the European Union produce 58 million tonnes of plastic every year; more than 40 per cent of that total comes from packaging alone. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

For many, the image that brought the crisis home came when David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary showed an albatross unwittingly feeding its(...)

Young men burn e-waste at Agbogbloshie dump near Accra in Ghana, putting themselves at risk of serious illness. Many of them contract cancer while still in their 20s. Photograph: Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty Images)

In the grim wetlands of Agbogbloshie in Ghana, the remains of technologies once used in homes now find others lives. Bulky old monitors are spaced out(...)

The UK remains the top growth market for Irish companies, a HSBC survey has found. Photograph: iStock

Brexit concerns aside, the UK is still considered the top growth market for Irish companies, a survey from London-headquartered HSBC Bank has found. (...)

The wife, children and mother of missing Indian construction worker Chawinda Devi react to confirmation that he and 38 colleagues, who were kidnapped in Iraq by Isis militants in 2014, are dead. Photograph: Narinder Manu/AFP/Getty Images

India said on Tuesday that 39 of its citizens, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bod(...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)


Ask a non-gardener if they know of the deep-rooted cultural connection between Ireland and the genus of plants known as Camellia and your question is (...)

Climb Croagh Patrick, whichever way you want. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any list of things you must do before you die runs the risk of sounding bossy, pompous or just plain exhausting. But the world is vast, and our time o(...)

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage: his suggestion that June 23rd, when Britain voted to leave the EU, should be declared “independence day” has received surprisingly scant support.  File photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Name something that Denmark and the United Kingdom probably don’t have that probably every other country probably does have. As you can already tell,(...)

A three dimensional image that helps to visualise the developing baby’s bones and joints. Image via TCD

Irish scientists have discovered why and how the movement of a baby in the womb is critical to developing strong bones and joints. A team at Trinity(...)

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