This year’s awards span 25 categories, ranging from business and politics to showbiz and sport

The Irish Times has received more nominations than any other newspaper in the shortlist for this year’s national Journalism Awards, with more than twi(...)

Katherine Bailey: “The theoretical underpinnings of machine learning and the implications of it are what fascinate me.”

Katherine Bailey is the principal data scientist at Acquia, a company that provides software services including leading cloud platforms for building, (...)

Spin cycle: White House press secretary Sean Spicer takes questions. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Daniel Levitin wants one minute of your time. “Democracy is this great thing, but it is not free,” says the neuroscientist, author and musician, who’s(...)

Holly Carpenter, who has lost her place on TV3’s Celebrity Masterchef Ireland.

We know by now what to expect from the MasterChef format, and the second series of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland - which kicked off its run on TV3 toni(...)

Harte scans the horizon for a herd: “There’s very little infrastructure there – we have to bring in our own water. But it’s funny how little you really need to be totally comfortable and happy.”

David Attenborough has a lot to answer for. I don’t even own a kitten, and yet I struggled to get through an episode of Planet Earth – which complete(...)

Amy Schumer responded to “fat-shamers” by posting a  photo of herself in a black swimsuit on Instagram

The news that Amy Schumer is being considered to play Barbie in a new film has been provoking outrage in the darker corners of the internet, whe(...)

‘I’ve known several families who’ve taken the plunge, gone back, only to head back Down Under, disillusioned and with a hit to their hip pocket and pride.’

The very best of luck to Jennifer O’Connell and her family, on their decision to head back to the Auld Sod after a sojourn in Silicon Valley. I’m loo(...)

Packing it in: The decision to return was the easy part. “It was followed by long negotiations with employers, sad conversations with friends. Late-night emails to shipping companies. Frantic searches for  baptismal certs.”

Some people – smart people, sensible people – spends months, even years, planning their return home. They pack carefully labelled boxes. They have gro(...)

Nicholas Ransley and Gavan Ring in Lismore Opera Festival’s Cosi fan tutte. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The Brussels Philharmonic made its Irish debut in style at the National Concert Hall on May 31st. The orchestra, which was founded by the Belgian pub(...)

‘You might have a glass of wine in the sunshine on Paddy’s Day, but you’re dreaming of the high stool and a creamy pint of Guinness.’ Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times)

Yesterday, Jennifer O’Connell wrote about the 37 signs that you might be Irish. Denise Mooney, who has been living in Australia for over a decade, has(...)

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