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Netflix is expanding into video games to keep the attention of customers in the increasingly competitive world of streaming television. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Choose your weapon, but ideally make it a tax break. For the Irish digital gaming sector to develop and thrive, it needs a tax credit similar to those(...)

Destroyed houses after the flooding of the Ahr River, in Mayschoss in the district of Ahrweiler, Germany, on Thursday. Large parts of Western Germany were hit by heavy, continuous rain in the night to July 15th, resulting in local flash floods that destroyed buildings and swept away cars. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/ EPA

The scale and intensity of the recent floods in Germany have shocked climate scientists. An increase in extreme weather events has been predicted for (...)

A woman checks the website of the Israel-made Pegasus spyware at an office in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on Wednesday. Photograph: Mario Goldman/AFP

Forget China, or the worst excesses of the most sophisticated surveillance agencies such as the US’s Central Intelligence Agency and National Security(...)

Man riding bicycle through flood waters along a street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty

At least 25 people have died in China’s flood-stricken central province of Henan, a dozen of them in a subway line in its capital Zhengzhou, and mor(...)

Aongus Hegarty of Dell: ‘I’m definitely not going to go back to the way I was. I see a fundamental change in how I’ll operate.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Aongus Hegarty landed a high profile international role just in time to be grounded. The Dell veteran is used to travelling. In his previous role as D(...)

Irish emigrants embarking for America at Waterloo Docks, Liverpool, 1850. From The Illustrated London News, July 1850. Photograph: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images.

In the 19th century, typhus occupied a place in the public conscience in a way that Covid-19 does now – except typhus was much more deadly, incurable (...)

Emily Kay has previously represented Great Britain in cycling. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Age: 25 Event: Women’s Madison/Women’s Omnium Born in Coventry, Kay is an exciting relatively new Team Ireland member, who has been performing extre(...)

The Irish Rugby 7’s squad. Back row, from left: Gavin Mullin, Adam Leavy, Jack Kelly, Harry McNulty, Terry Kennedy, Jordan Conroy, Bryan Mollen. Front row, from left, Hugo Lennox, Foster Horan, Billy Dardis, Mark Roche, Greg O’Shea and Ian Fitzpatrick. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Jordan Conroy Jordan Conroy. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Age: 27 Position: Winger Club: Buccaneers The flying winger d(...)

Team Ireland players, back row from left: Chloe Watkins, Michelle Carey, Sarah Torrans, Liz Murphy, Hannah McLoughlin, Zara Malseed, Deirdre Duke, Lena Tice, Sarah Hawkshaw, Sarah McAuley and Lizzie Holden. Front row from left: Shirley McCay, Nicci Daly, Ayeisha McFerran, Anna O’Flanagan, Katie Mullan, Roisin Upton, Hannah Matthews and Naomi Carroll. Photograph Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ayeisha McFerran Ayeisha McFerran Age: 25 Position: Goalkeeper Caps: 105 Current Club: SV Kampong (NED) Has been one of Ireland’s(...)

Temperature tourism: People pose for photos at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center, Sunday, July 11th in Death Valley – and the temperature continued to rise. Photograph: Roger Kisby/The New York Times

While we were busy worrying about digital passports and whether unvaccinated children should be in restaurants, ominous things were happening in other(...)

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