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Ireland’s Shane Breen was victorious at Hickstead today. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Breen created a piece of Hickstead history today when he won the prestigious Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The Irish Nations(...)

Verizon, BT and Vodafone Cable have given GCHQ secret unlimited access to their network of undersea cables.

Some of the world’s leading telecoms firms, including BT and Vodafone, are secretly collaborating with Britain’s spy agency GCHQ, and are passing on (...)

Companies such as Twitter make much of their origins in hippie/libertarian philosophies. They are also rather keen on ’light-touch’ regulation.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, were she alive today, Jane Austen would never be off Twitter. The social network has become an essential (...)

Irish Customs officers played a central role in the initial stages of the international investigation that led to the seizure off Cape Verde of a yac(...)

Jim Messina is a specialist in social media which played a  not-insignificant role in Obama’s campaign. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Conservative Party in Britain has scored a major coup by hiring the man who led US president Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 to play a(...)

Flights of fancy: winged ants. Illustration: Michael Viney

In all that heat last month, and near enough to the silly season, these islands conjured not a single insect “plague”. No kamikaze squadrons of water (...)

A handout photo issued by West Midlands Police of Daniel Pelka who was murdered by his mother Magdelena Luczak and her partner Mariusz Krezolek. Photograph: West Midlands Police/PA.

A couple who left a four-year-old boy alone to die after subjecting him to months of “unprecedented” starvation and horrifying cruelty have both been (...)

Food manufacturer Dawn Fresh Foods has announced that it is to close its plant in Fethard, Co Tipperary on a phased basis with the loss of 104 jobs by the end of the year. Image: Google Streetview.

Food manufacturer Dawn Fresh Foods has announced that it is to close its plant in Fethard, Co Tipperary on a phased basis with the loss of 104 jobs by(...)

The M50, which has seen a 10 per cent rise in traffic volumes, is excluded, with the East-Link, from one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles

A one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles in November has been proposed by the Minister for Transport in an attempt to entice hauliers away fr(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  said indications are that the euro area economy is stabilising and the central bank’s rates will remain low for an extended period. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Markets continued to perform well yesterday following comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that interest rates are likely to rem(...)

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