A study by the Pew Research Centre found young people were significantly more likely to report positive experiences online than negative ones. Photograph: Istock

A recent article in these pages has questioned the advice of the special rapporteur for child protection that the so-called “digital age of consent” s(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters/File Photo

The modern airliner is a remarkable piece of engineering; a product generated by advanced aeronautics, materials science and fuel development – albeit(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. “Interrogating the commissioner before the Public Accounts Committee has become a political blood sport.” Photograph: Eric Luke

If all goes to plan, 2018 will witness the report of the independent “root-and-branch” review of An Garda Síochána, the product of the commission anno(...)

According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office the region with the most permissions granted was Dublin. (Photograph: iStock)

In the first quarter of this year there were 4,650 planning permissions granted for dwelling units, an increase of 50.4 per cent on the same period in(...)

£350m a week for the NHS: Boris Johnson’s claim was founded on some pretty shaky maths. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“We send the EU £350m a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead” Claim made by: Vote Leave The most controversial pro-Brexit slogan was paraded on(...)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: has just been appointed crown prince by his father, King Salman bin Abdelaziz Saudi. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

Riyadh in mid-summer, nearing the end of the Ramadan fast, is a cauldron of searing heat. The political temperature in the Saudi Arabian capital and a(...)

A Barclays branch being renovated in London, June 20th, 2017. Four of the most senior former executives at Barclays  - and Barclays itself - have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to the 2008 credit crunch fund-raising that allowed the bank to avoid having to succumb to a government bailout.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

It has taken the best part of 10 years but, finally, the first bankers are facing criminal charges for their alleged actions in relation to raising ca(...)

Permissions were granted for 12,481 houses in 2016 compared to 10,250 the previous year, which equates to a 22% hike.

Using planning permissions as a guide to future building activity is a mug’s game, never mind what the Department of Housing says. Perhaps the most r(...)

People walk past a security barrier on Westminster Bridge in London, England. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Another terror attack, this time in London, has placed security issues firmly on the agenda just days ahead of a general election in the United Kingdo(...)

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Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

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