The Data Protection Commissioner is being called on to launch an inquiry amid reports of a spy bug targeting Irish computers.


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An art technician looks at an installation featured in 'Here Today' to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of threatened Species at The Old Sorting Office on November 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Here Today)



Next job: Putting a lid on soaring expectations

NOW that’s what I call a test match. Such was the intensity, endeavour and commitment to keeping the ball alive that the opening half of Saturday’s memorable clash passed in a flash. There were so many moments of brilliance in that period alone, those in the stands barely had time to draw breath.


Cosby show ends with a series of character-shredding rape claims

NORMALLY, when biographies cause problems for the subject, it’s because of something included in the book.


Now that I'm self-employed I miss office Christmas parties

Now that I’m self-employed, I miss it: the work email that used to arrive like a cheery relief in the middle of more ominous subject lines. After “Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Issues” and before “Re: Re: Re: Who else knows?”, it popped in:“The Sports and Social Club Invites you to the ... CHRISTMAS PARTAE!“



Women are not equal to men, Turkish President tells women's conference

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has set off a new controversy by declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.


Firm aims to transform ear surgery

AventaMed has developed a device which aims to take grommet surgery out of operating theatres and turn it into a quick procedure that can take place in a consultant’s offices. The elective surgery involves the use of small tubes.


Where were you when you first heard Band Aid?by Richard Fitzpatrick

Fashion & Beauty

Eyebrow face-off: Bare brows V statement brows

Food & Drink

Aloo Tikki Potato Fritters with Sizzled TomatoesBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Choosing to be a stay-at-home parentBy Áilín Quinlan

Home & Interiors

Vintage View: The chamber potBy Kya deLongchamps


There is never a bad time to visit Edinburgh

Arts, Books, Films & TV

5 Things to do this week


Book shines light on the world’s most spectacular gardensBy Peter Dowdall