Demi Moore in Beverly Hills. Photograph: Ramona Rosales/The New York Times

A few days after I visited Demi Moore in her home high above Beverly Hills, her daughter Tallulah Willis told me: “My mom was not raised, she was forg(...)

Sony  has been under renewed pressure from US activist investor Daniel Loeb to unwind a series of holdings. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno

Sony’s decision to sell its stake in Olympus was cheered by investors on Friday, as hopes strengthened the Japanese conglomerate would offload more of(...)

TCD students Jemil Saidi and John Moroney  emerge from Trinity’s Campanile while participating in a recent ‘chariots of fire’ run. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is launching what it is says is the country’s biggest ever philanthropic campaign aimed at generating €400 million in funding (...)

Strong results from Glenveagh Properties and comments from the home-maker that it got off to a “fast start” this year on the sales front lifted its stock 1.5 per cent

The Iseq index of Irish shares dipped on Wednesday as the market took a breather following a 17 per cent rally since late December, and investors gave(...)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

Francis and John Brennan are ‘At Your Service’. Photograph: RTÉ

Imagine Francis Brennan emerging out of the mist like an unholy hybrid of Mary Poppins, Miggeldy Higgins and the Littlest Hobo in order to deliver a g(...)

Facebook: when the virtual world was young a simple man named Mark Zuckerberg had a simple dream to create a website through which he could meet and rate chicks. Photo illustration: Chris Jackson/Getty

A long time ago, when the virtual world was young, a simple man named Mark Zuckerberg had a simple dream to create a website through which he could me(...)

During a brain surgery, a team led by Dr David Langer uses a videomicroscope, which provides a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times

One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. “Ten seconds of quiet in the ro(...)

There was an assumption  that everyone on the factory floor was devoted to the perfection of monozukuri, or craftsmanship. Photograph: AP

On an otherwise ordinary afternoon in mid-December, the Hakata to Tokyo express pulled into Nagoya and a thousand passengers were ordered off the trai(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

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