Makeshift memorial for the victims of the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas: law enforcement doesn’t necessarily wish to have platforms or social media sites excluding all offensive content or users. Photograph: Larry W Smith

US authorities announced that the suspect in last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso was believed to have posted a white supremacist diatribe to 8chan(...)

Brexit endgame: Jeremy Corbyn is backing a second referendum in part to stop more MPs leaving the UK Labour Party. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

When Labour MPs walked through the division lobby at Westminster shortly after 7pm on Wednesday, they knew defeat was certain. But for many of the par(...)

Co Tipperary sisters Heather and Gemma Gordon after completing the Atacama Crossing, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, in which competitors battle against brutal desert climate at altitudes that average 8,000ft

The Atacama Crossing is a gruelling week-long, 250km race over the driest place on Earth. Known as one of the world’s toughest endurance races, compet(...)

Turing was a visionary mathematician  who broke the Nazis’ second world war Enigma code

A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester. (...)

John Murray and Simon Jackson of Modern Botany, at home in west Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Simon Jackson picks out little details in the buildings as he walks to the pharmacy department in Trinity College Dublin. “Those circular patterns (...)

 A visitor uses his laptop in the chill out zone during  the Re:publica  digital conference in Berlin.

The internet has been blamed as a major tool for radicalising terrorists. But most jihadists are not radicalised through connections they form with ot(...)

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur: “Besides music, which I’ve kept my hand in, I don’t know what else I’d do if I wasn’t an entrepreneur, because it is constantly challenging and rewarding in so many ways.”
Why I became . . .

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur I studied music in UCD. I knew there wasn’t money in pop music and I didn’t want to make it as a star. Nor did I want to (...)

Simon Jackson and John Murray: the Modern Botany co-founders hope their expertise in natural-sourced medicine will  give them the edge in the additive-free skincare market. Photograph Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Modern Botany was founded by  John Murray in Schull in West Cork in December 2015, with Simon Jackson joining him as a director. Jackson, who (...)

The audience at a debate last week organised by the London Irish Business Society

As the bingo cards and markers are put away in the early afternoon, chat in a Luton-Irish forum turns to Brexit. Richard Coogan, originally from How(...)

A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse in central Brussels. Photograph: AFP

Brussels was struck Tuesday by major, apparently coordinated terrorist bombings, at the airport and on the metro system, killing at least 31 people an(...)

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