As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now. Illustration: Paul Scott

Our national poet WB Yeats said that every Irish writer had a decision to take: whether to express Ireland or exploit it. In his day, the choice lay b(...)

Amazon has said it will announce a decision on its new campus next year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon. com is receiving offers of billions of dollars in tax breaks and other subsidies from cities and states across North America that are particip(...)

Regina Dugan has left Facebook after 18 months at the company. Photograph: Anthony Quintano

The head of Facebook’s secretive Building 8 lab, Regina Dugan, has left the company to lead a new project, she said in a Facebook post. Ms Dugan, who(...)

The iPhone X boasts facial recognition, and its OLED super-retina display gives it a high-pixel density and allows for ultra-rich video content.

Ireland is finally getting a foothold in outer space, with the launch of the first Irish satellite, the Eirsat-1, in the next couple of years. It’ll b(...)

  Harvey Weinstein: There was resentment against  the producer   in Hollywood, not only for the stories bubbling around about women, but the way he humiliated men who worked with him. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

In her autobiography Child Star, Shirley Temple described going with her mother to see her new bosses at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after leaving Fox. Louis (...)

US film producer Harvey Weinstein has faced a litany of allegations, including three of rape.  Photograph: Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Oscars organising committee over allegations of sexual assault. The Academy of Motion Pict(...)

Travel Gear by Tom Kelly
  • Travel
  • October 14, 2017, 06:00

Teva Ember Moc Teva is something of a go-to name for adventuresome, stay-on sandals. Indeed its first shoes used a Velcro watch strap improvised to a(...)

US producer Harvey Weinstein faces an avalanche of claims of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The actor Rose McGowan has alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped her and that Amazon Studios ignored her complaints and dropped her show after she spoke(...)

  Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

More than two and a half years after Apple first announced it would invest €850 million in a data centre in Athenry, it all came down to a judicial re(...)

The new waterproof Kindle Oasis e-reader

Amazon has introduced a waterproof Kindle e-reader long-awaited by enthusiasts, the latest in a string of consumer devices from the online retail gian(...)