Since 2006, about 30,000 Irish people aged 55 and over have taken programmes like ‘Getting Started’ to help them learn to use digital technology. Photograph: iStock
The age of the silver surfer

As everything from Government services, banking, news, entertainment and shopping moves online, it’s becoming more important for people of all ages to(...)

 The avaiation industry is “a proper paddy party” and  Tallaght’s Alan Joyce is on course for a decade at the helm at Qantas. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Ideally, green neckties would be banned. They rarely look good; slime-coloured fashion crimes slithering down the front of their wearers’ shirts. St P(...)

Sunderland AFC Chief Executive Officer Margaret Byrne on the left. During the trial the jury was told that, by May 4, chief executive Margaret Byrne met Adam Johnson and his barrister and she had all the messages exchanged and transcripts from police interviews. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

So how did it come to this? How did the bright, sassy, funny, seemingly streetwise young woman dubbed “the new Karren Brady” end up going into hiding(...)

Sunderland AFC’s chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned. Photograph:PA

The Sunderland football club chief executive, Margaret Byrne, has resigned over her handling of the Adam Johnson child sex abuse case, admitting she m(...)

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce played Adam Johnson 28 times after his initial arrest for having sexual activity with a child. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images.

Sam Allardyce was once sacked from a prison cell. It was back in 1996 when Allardyce was in charge of Blackpool at the beginning of his managerial ca(...)

Garda Margaret Byrne  with Inishfree Island resident Hans Schleweck, as she prepares to escort a ballot box to Inishfree Island off the west coast of Ireland, on February 25th, 2016. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A dozen offshore island communities on the west and northwest coasts have cast their ballots in the 2016 general election, amid criticism of the lack (...)

Gus Poyet has been fired as manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Gus Poyet has parted company with Sunderland after the club decided to fast-forward plans to replace him in the summer.The Uruguayan’s sacking ends an(...)

Gus Poyet is set to be sacked by Sunderland after taking charge of his final training session. Photograph: Getty

Gus Poyet took what seems certain to be his final training session on Monday morning at Sunderland’s weekday headquarters, the Academy of Light.When t(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his second and his side’s third goal during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 3: Luis Suarez may have damaged Liverpool’s “brand” when he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season but the striker’s firs(...)