Ann Kelleher: “If you do your current job really well then opportunity will come.”

Originally from Macroom in Co Cork, Ann Kelleher studied electrical engineering to PhD level at UCC before joining Intel as a process engineer in 199(...)

Undated selfie of Richard Russell. Photograph: Social Media/AFP)

The family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle have said they are “stunned and heartbroken”, as authorities invest(...)

Claire Connell on becoming a  speech therapist in Portland, Oregon

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Here we speak to Claire Connell, a(...)

Firefighters douse a fire as smoke billows above the site where an Aeromexico passenger jet crashed in Mexico’s northern state of Durango. Photograph: Proteccion Civil Durango/via Reuters

Shortly after boarding the flight on Tuesday afternoon, Ashley Garcia said had a premonition that something was wrong. The 17-year-old high school stu(...)

Protesters of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer clash with members of anti-fascist groups  in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Bryan Colombo via Reuters.

A riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon on Saturday evening as the city exploded into its worst protest violence of the Trump era. More than(...)

Amazon confirmed the claim that the Echo device had recorded a conversation and sent it to another person, describing it as the result of an “unlikely” chain of events.

Amazon is reviewing how its voice-activated speakers work after a woman claimed her Echo device recorded a private conversation in her home and sent i(...)

Larry Harvey, the guru-like driving force behind Burning Man, the globally celebrated anti-establishment, anti-consumerist festival that he and a frie(...)

Author Ursula K Le Guin speaking at the University of Oregon in 2014. Photograph: Jack Liu via The New York Times

Ursula K Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with (...)

Willy Vlautin: songs and stories of the hard life, pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a mark of how gentrified the publishing industry has become that Willy Vlautin’s work appears singular not because of its style but its subject m(...)

The scene after an Amtrak high-speed train derailled from an overpass near the city of Tacoma, Washington state. Photograph: Getty Images

The train that careered off an overpass in Washington state, killing at least three people, was travelling 50mph (80km/h) over the speed limit when it(...)

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