The soaring value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes despite growing warnings over a price bubble

The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 (€4,217) to a new all-time high. Bitcoin is now trading at $5(...)

Chelsea Manning is assisted with a microphone before an appearance in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the US. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP Photo

September traditionally heralds the start of the academic year, when universities across the United States embrace the changing seasons and return to (...)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Photograph: J  Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Chelsea Manning, the transgender US soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spice(...)

Ian Jones and offensive guard Jeff Allen before the Texans playoff clash with the Patriots in January, 2017.

In 2010 Ian Jones was a second year Arts student in University College Cork. Today he is part of a backroom team preparing the Houston Texans for its (...)

United Nations Security Council meeting at its headquarters in New York: Away from winding corridors, the real election deals will be struck  in expensive restaurants and in theatres and bars around the world.

While Irish politicians fret anxiously over the timing of the next general election, there’s a small corner of Government that is already cranking int(...)

An ExxonMobil refinery in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, northwestern France, in Mary 2016. Exxon has disagreed with the researchers’ conclusion and said its statements on public policy and climate science “have always reflected the global understanding of the issue”, according to an opinion piece in the New York Times. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The giant US oil company ExxonMobil’s repeatedly misled the public about climate change over a 40-year period, researchers at Harvard University have (...)

A Google office building in Irvine, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo a(...)

This recent study isn’t the first piece of scientific evidence to highlight downsides of delaying fatherhood. Photograph: Getty Images

In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale – currently being dramatised on Channel 4 – it is forbidden to suggest that a man could (...)

Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has agreed the scope of the root and branch review into An Garda Síochána and the panel which will oversee it. It was also agreed that(...)

Prof Louise Richardson, from Tramore, Co Waterford,  was in Dublin for  her address to the annual Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ireland dinner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Co Waterford woman who heads the University of Oxford has said Irish universities’ slide down international rankings is a direct consequence of d(...)

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