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The first reports of the sinking of RMS Lusitania carried in The Irish Times (May 8th, 1915). Photograph: The Irish Times

The sinking of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat off Ireland’s southern coast on this day in 1915 would elicit outrage and much cov(...)

A Covid-19 patient’s personal belongings line the window as a nurse tends to them at the intensive care unit of Humber River Hospital in Toronto. Photograph:  Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

As the US has seemed to get a grip on its Covid-19 crisis, Canadians have been angered by a chaotic government response that has allowed a third wave (...)

West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

A completely different Academy Awards year? Don’t bet on it. The ceremony will be much-changed, but zoom in on the nominees and things become much (...)

Galen Weston, who has died aged 80, pictured in Brown Thomas in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Galen Weston, the entrepreneur who built an Atlantic-spanning business network that made him one of the richest Canadians, has died. He was 80. Mr We(...)

Mars House 2020 by Krista Kim. Kim worked closely with an architect using Unreal Engine software to render the house.

A “digital home” set within a Mars-like landscape has sold for 288 Ether, a cryptocurrency whose value makes it the equivalent of €420,000, in the lat(...)

Chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave described the company’s new licensing agreement as a milestone.

Web Summit is to license its conferencing software and the United Nations (UN) is to be its first customer. The software, which has been built in-hou(...)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Saudi:  exiles and human rights activists say the US administration must hold him accountable for the Khashoggi killing. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia’s allies have rejected the US intelligence agency’s finding that the Saudi crown prince approved of the 2018 assassination of dissident j(...)

Niall Phelan and Catherina Butler of The Naked Collective. Photograph: Tony Gavin

Irish non-alcoholic drinks start-up The Naked Collective has struck a deal to supply airline Wizz Air while it plans raising €15 million to fund furth(...)

Former BoE governor Mark Carney

Mark Carney, former head of the UK and Canadian central banks, has joined the board of online payments company Stripe, days after the company was rep(...)

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