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A young Irishman has been  killed in Austin (general view above), Texas, in  a collision involving a truck. File photograph: Google Street View

A young Irishman was killed in Austin, Texas, in the early hours of Friday, in a collision involving a truck. A spokesman for the Department of Fore(...)

Dermot Kennedy performing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Jesse DeflorioTwitter

Even past its peak, the annual South by Southwest Music Festival was a prodigious thing, with some 2,000 acts performing in clubs, theatres, hote(...)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At first it all seemed comical to me. The very mention of rainfall, and Texans were emptying out local supermarkets of drinking water, candles and oth(...)

Orla Gavin and Anna Scally of KPMG at SXSW. “I was in San Francisco before SXSW and the similarities between there and our Silicon Docks in Dublin is striking,” says Ms Scally

KPMG tax partner Anna Scally experienced the organised chaos that is the SXSW festival on a recent trip to the US and believes there is much Ireland c(...)

Saoirse Ronan: There are a dozen Irish music acts, 17 Enterprise Ireland-backed companies and a number of start-ups, at SXSW but Irish representation in comedy and film is low.  Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish delegation to Austin’s annual SXSW event just keeps getting bigger. Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Invest Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland(...)

Al Gore addresses the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas

Former Vice President Al Gore opened proceedings at the SXSW Interactive event in Austin yesterday by calling on SXSW to channel its tech and online a(...)

Rock group Taddy Porter of Stillwater, Oklahoma, perform yesterday at The Nook venue at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The event attracts thousands of music fans, including many international visitors, who go from venue to venue to catch bands in action. Photograph: Ashley Landis

During the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, the streets of the city are packed with people from early in the day to v(...)