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Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios, at South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin headquartered video games specialist Keywords Studios has agreed a deal to buy games development services provider High Voltage for up to $50 m(...)

Christopher Krebs was fired as  the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. File photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump fired the top US official responsible for overseeing election security last night, claiming without evidence he made “highly(...)

Joe Biden’s great- great grandfather was born in Ballina. Photograph: AP

US president-elect Joe Biden has spoken about his Irish heritage on numerous occasions, coming here on an official visit as vice president in 2016 and(...)

Patrons  being screened at the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Photograph: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/The New York Times

The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is surging once again after growth slowed in late summer. While the geography of the pandemic(...)

Robert E Lee: known bitterly as the greatest Yankee-killer of all time, he died 150 years ago in October 1870

On the afternoon of April 9th, 1865, Robert Edward Lee, the recently appointed general-in-chief of the armies of the Confederate States of America, su(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

Wycombe Wanderers manager  Gareth Ainsworth  celebrates after the  League One playoff final against  Oxford United at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

“I’m not sure many managers know the inner workings of a sprinkler system and can fix it by bending wires and with bits of coat-hanger,” Gareth Ainswo(...)

View of the Shannon from Athlone. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/Getty Images

‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”, King Richard hauntingly declares in his soliloquy in Richard II. Seen through the prism of a flowing rive(...)

Benjamin Luna helps recover items from the children’s wing of the First Pentecostal Church in Orange, Texas that was destroyed by Hurricane Laura. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The remnants of Hurricane Laura doused Arkansas on Friday and were due to bring rain to the US east coast over the weekend. Since downgraded to a tro(...)

A man stands in a flooded street in  Haiti,  during the passage of Tropical Storm Laura. Photograph:  Estailove St-Val/AFP via Getty Images

Coastal residents in low-lying areas of Louisiana and Cuba were evacuating on Sunday, while roads turned to rivers in Haiti’s capital city, as twin hu(...)

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