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 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

Self-proclaimed wizard Devin Person in the New York subway. A  sign he carries on the subway reads: “Talk to the wizard, because no one meets a wizard by accident.” Photograph: Mary Inhea Kang/The New York Times

In New York, a city where anyone can be anything, Devin Person is a self-proclaimed professional wizard. On a Sunday afternoon in his Brooklyn neighb(...)

Teneo chief executive Declan Kelly.

The Declan Kelly-led communications and advisory firm Teneo has been dragged into arbitration after having worked for both sides in the takeover battl(...)

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr is escorted handcuffed by NYPD officers as he exits the New York City Police Department’s  Special Victims Division (SVU) in Harlem, New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr was charged on Thursday with groping a woman at a Manhattan bar last weekend, New York City police said. The Jerry Maguire acto(...)

Peter Jackson, chief executive, Paddy Power Betfair: ‘We’ve got a great team and we will have all those other things in the other states as well.’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“Our staff really are passionate about what they do,” says Peter Jackson, chief executive of Flutter Entertainment, owner of bookies Paddy Power and B(...)

Oberstown children’s detention centre. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

“When you are out in Dublin, a guard stops you without any reason and brings you to the station, and you are let out 20 minutes later, which is a wast(...)

 Emily Ruskovich,  winner of the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award, for her debut novel Idaho. Photograph: Conor McCabe

I cannot express how grateful I am to be the recipient of this award. It is difficult to know how to respond to the magnitude of this kindness that ha(...)

Wix.com offers a platform that lets people build their own websites.

Israeli web development company Wix. com has opened a customer support centre in Dublin, employing 100 people. The company offers a platform that le(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

The inside  of the Manhattan condominium with the  $85m price tag. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

In the 1920s, when “Gilded Age” plutocrats reigned in Manhattan, an heiress agreed to an unheard-of deal. She traded her Fifth Avenue mansion for an a(...)

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