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Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings says increased competition in the market is making it more expensive to source content.  Photograph: Adam Rose

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings has confirmed the company will not be joining Apple’s new content streaming service, which is due to be announce(...)

  Grafton Street sales. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stores are closing on a weekly basis on Irish and UK shopping streets in a crisis reminiscent of the US retail apocalypse, and there’s no sign of a bo(...)

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State jihadists near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The Isis spokesman cited the fierce battle taking place in Baghouz. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The spokesman of the Islamic State group emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group (...)

Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo/Reuters

Asos fell the most since December after second-quarter sales growth fell short of the online fashion retailer’s already reduced full-year target. It’(...)

Irish beauty, bottled: Pestle & Mortar Exfoliate, Spotlight White Teeth Wash, Burren Perfumery Rose Facial Toner and  Calendula & Rose Cleanser, and Cloon Keen Atelier Lúnasa

St Patrick’s Day can be a touch embarrassing: the legions of non-Irish people marching the streets in plush leprechaun hats; the unsettling juxtaposit(...)

The US authorities expect citizens to file tax returns with details of their worldwide income, capital gains and any inheritances.

I’m looking for advice on what method of taxation would be better for us. My wife and I were married last year. She is American and I am Irish. We are(...)

The Panama Papers reporting grew out of a trove of files leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly a fifth of countries in which the Panama Papers investigation was reported saw at least one instance of concrete reform, researchers from the U(...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg indicated the company would, over time, offer a more secure and private offering, where people could communicate using privacy-protecting encryption, and decide how long some messages or photos remain visible. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that the company would build a more “privacy-focused platform”. But his overstated and und(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the crowd at  a concert marking the fifth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, in  Simferopol. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Russian president Vladimir Putin has visited Crimea to celebrate five years since he annexed it from Ukraine, as the West urged him to reverse the mov(...)

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