Dark web: 'I could make you physically sick in minutes by showing you stuff now, but the second or the third or fourth time you see it you can get desensitised.' Illustration: iStock/Getty

A “regular” murder can be arranged for $45,000, while making a victim disappear without a trace costs $60,000. A straightforward crippling is $12,000 (...)

Seamus McAteer in San Francisco:  “It’s not a place you want to move to, unless you are very serious about working in the tech sector. It’s not as diverse as it once was which is a shame.”

A lot has happened for Seamus McAteer since leaving Ireland almost 30 years ago to work on a buffalo ranch on the Hawaiian island of Kauai during his (...)

James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role by the middle of next month

James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role(...)

Node Residents Kelly Fischietto, Stefano Gambarotta and Rowena Doyle. Photograph: Tom Honan

Something described as “student halls for grown-ups” might not strike everyone as an ideal living arrangement; less so when it transpires that a room (...)

A student moves into a cruise ship that has been turned into a floating dorm at St Mary’s College of Maryland in the US. Photograph: Getty

Potential plans to house homeless people on a rented cruise ship by Dublin City Council have been rejected by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. A (...)

Patrick Collison, chief executive of Stripewith John Collison, president and co-founder. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Online payments company Stripe has announced its fourth global engineering hub, with Singapore joining Seattle, Dublin and San Francisco. The firm, (...)

The new Toyota Camry is roomy, comfy, reliable, and rugged. It hits Irish showrooms in March next year

What’s the greatest thing about San Francisco? Not the cable cars (climbing half way to the stars), nor the football team, nor even the beauty of the (...)

Alan Griffin plays the alboka. Photograph: Ander Gillenea

When Alan Griffin initially encountered the alboka, the most arcane of several very distinctively Basque musical instruments, he was distinctly underw(...)

US supreme court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his US.Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee has c(...)

Men place candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California in 2015. Photograph: Reuters

California has signed a Bill into law requiring the waterproofing of apartment balconies to be regularly inspected in response to the 2015 tragedy in (...)

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