Samuel Beckett: Nobel committee chairman believed Beckett’s writing lacked a powerful heart. Photograph: Louis Monier/Getty

Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969, but newly released archives reveal that just a year earlier, the secretive committee that se(...)

A very nervous Patti Smith initially stumbled through A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall in Stockholm on Saturday in a performance given to mark Bob Dylan’s N(...)

Nobel medicine or physiology laureate William C Campbell bows after receiving the award during a ceremony in Stockholm Concert Hall. Photograph: Jonas Ekstromer/Reuters

Irish-born scientist laureate William C Campbell has said he is “delighted” at sharing the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2015, awarded in Sto(...)

A water display on the Liffey by the Dublin Port tugs after the signing of a contract by Gaelectric Holdings to co-develop three Irish wind farms in 2011. Stockholm-based Proventus recently loaned €65 million to green energy developer Gaelectric. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swedish corporate financier Proventus, whose backers include the Nobel Foundation, is seeking to invest up to €100 million in individual Irish (...)