Google and Facebook’s combined share of the Irish digital advertising market is estimated to be 84 per cent. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Irish news publishers should unite to develop a common digital advertising platform to compete more effectively in an online market dominated by Googl(...)

Robert Pether with his daughter, eight-year-old Nala.

The Irish family of an engineer, who was arrested three weeks ago after being summoned to a meeting in Iraq, have spoken to him for the first time sin(...)

An Australian government source told Reuters that the European Union ‘blocked 3.1 million shots so far’. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

The European Commission has denied a report that the European Union blocked the export of 3.1 million doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to Austr(...)

A boat is loaded back on to its trailer on a flooded road at Old Pitt Town in northwest  Sydney on Sunday, March 21st, 2021. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Heavy rains along Australia’s east coast over the weekend have brought the worst flooding in half a century in some areas, authorities said on Sunday,(...)

 Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, defending the time it is taking for mandatory hotel quarantine to begin,  says it has to be done in the right way. Photograph: Leah Farrell /

“It is like a fancy version of prison” was how one insider with knowledge of New Zealand’s Covid-19 mandatory hotel quarantine described the model tha(...)

Australia’s Ambassador to Ireland, Gary Gray is pictured  at the raising of the aboriginal flag at the Australian embassy on on St Stephens Green in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Justin MacInnis/Mac Innes Photography

The Australian embassy on Dublin’s St Stephen Green has made history by being among the first diplomatic outpost of that country to permanently fly th(...)

Claire Doyle and Eve Roseingrave, a couple from Dublin who live together in Melbourne, made the decision to move back late last month

After twelve years in Sydney, Elaine Benson, from Thomondgate, Co Limerick, says her penance for living in one of the world’s most desirable cities is(...)

A file photo shows a giant digital sign at Facebook’s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news pages in the coming days. Photograph: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook has agreed to restore Australian news on its platform “in the coming days” following an agreement with the government on amendments to a prop(...)

Facebook slapped a blanket ban on links to all Australian news sites in response to the government’s plans to charge for links. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Back in 2012, this columnist, in the course of his then job as online editor of The Irish Times, became embroiled in a dispute over the use of hy(...)

Jacinda Ardern said her government has an obligation to its citizens regardless of the circumstances or offences committed. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday accused Australia of abdicating its responsibilities by “unilaterally” cancelling the citizensh(...)

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