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Philips was one of several firms contracted by the US to supply 187,000 ventilators to the strategic national stockpile to treat patients affected by Covid-19. Photograph: Getty

Philips said the US Department of Health had cancelled most of an order for 43,000 ventilators, leading the Dutch medical equipment maker to cut its 2(...)

The Chieftains in 1971.

Claddagh Records has agreed to license a back catalogue that includes the Chieftains and Sean Ó Riada to music giant Universal. Founded by friends Ga(...)

Luchita Hurtado. Public collections across the world, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the British Museum in London, now feature her work. Photograph: Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Luchita Hurtado Born: November 28th, 1920 Died: August 13th, 2020 Recent years have seen a number of female artists rise to international prominenc(...)

The Grand California is a VW van that’s been turned into a mobile home on wheels

I guess the problem is that we’ve all become, in our heads, American. We’ve become so subsumed into the Sky Atlantic/Netflix/Amazon Prime culture that(...)

An aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge during the Walbridge fire,  in Healdsburg, California on August 20th. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of wildfires burning across central and northern California that have already killed six people more than doubled in size on Friday, becoming(...)

A Vacaville firefighter burns a field ahead of a wildfire in Fairfield, California, US. Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times

Two people have been killed fighting lightning-sparked California wildfires, and tens of thousands have evacuated homes as the state scrambles to find(...)

Lyft shares were up almost 9 per cent after the last-minute ruling, and Uber shares were up 6.4 per cent. Photograph: Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times

A California appeals court on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services in the state by halting a lower court order that would have forced (...)

Chris Irving, Mio Irving, Naomi Irving and Philip Irving in Düsseldorf

Philip Irving is originally from Greystones, Co Wicklow. He graduated from UCD as a mechanical engineer and emigrated to Japan in 1989. He has been ba(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Former US president Barack Obama has delivered a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump’s presidency, as he urged Americans to vote for Joe Biden to “lead th(...)

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/New York Times

In the chronicles of late-20th-century popular culture, you will find few friends as excellent as Bill S Preston, Esq and Ted “Theodore” Logan. The do(...)

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