Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)

Girls Rock Dublin. Photograph: Kristy Hal

A number of Irish initiatives are addressing gender imbalance in the music industry. “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times,” B(...)

A Tesla Model S electric car at a Tesla  charging station in the Netherlands. File photograph: Getty Images

If you’re thinking of trading in your car this year, you’ll undoubtedly be thinking of electric as an option for your new vehicle. Sales of electric (...)

Brie Larson: ‘I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time’. Photograph: Noam Galai/WireImage

Brie Larson, star of the upcoming Captain Marvel, has always seemed like a good egg. Since securing grade-A status after winning an Oscar for Room, sh(...)

Cardi B performing at the Grammys in 2018. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Grammy Awards are supposed to be music’s biggest party. But in recent years the show has also become a piñata for critics, activists and even majo(...)

Bianca Doherty is originally from Cork and now lives in San Diego, where she teaches   occupational therapy on the  Master’s and Doctorate programs at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Here, Bianca Doherty from Co Cork (...)

Director Robert Zemeckis. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Robert Zemeckis chuckles. “I’ve been asked that question by just about every journalist I’ve met.” Not for the first time– not even for the first tim(...)

Taxing matters: We pay a relatively high amount of income tax but a low amount of social security contributions by international standards. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is the third lowest taxed economy in the industrialised world, according to new figures from the OECD. Of the 37 countries examined in th(...)

Hector Hernandez, in July, a few days before the operation that removed a 77lb tumour from his abdomen, and (right), a couple of weeks after the surgery.

For months, Hector Hernandez didn’t understand why his stomach had gotten so big. “I just thought I was fat,” said the 47-year-old. “I’ve always been (...)

A woman has told of how an ovarian cyst weighing 26kg (4st or 57lb) was removed from her body after doctors insisted at first that she must be pregnan(...)

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