| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Genetic analysis of certain snails in Ireland suggests that the creeping mollusks may have arrived on the Emerald Isle when humans carried them there some 8,000 years ago -- all the way from the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain.
In a study...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:57 AM
It’s happened again: Kim Deal has left the Pixies, the influential rock band she co-founded with Frank "Black Francis" Black, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer Dave Lovering in 1986. Deal is also the co-founder, with her twin sister Kelley, of the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
James Joyce fans know that June 16 is Bloomsday, the single day in which all of his seminal novel "Ulysses" takes place. But as the video above reveals in its first seconds, not everyone is a James Joyce fan.
It's the trailer for the documentary "Get in...
| May 28, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Apple Inc.'s success at avoiding billions of dollars in U.S. taxes through some (apparently) legal maneuvers has tax pundits pointing their guns at the corporate tax system. The case has revived numerous hoary cures for the supposed evil of corporate...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Ireland's ambassador to the U.S. declared Friday that his nation was not a tax haven for Apple Inc., formally disputing a congressional report that said company executives had negotiated a special low rate to shelter much of the firm's...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:00 PM
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:04 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details
WASHINGTON -- Apple Inc. has used an elaborate web of offshore subsidiaries to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes on $44 billion in foreign income over the past four years,...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:22 AM
WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook strongly defended the company's tax practices Tuesday at a Senate hearing highlighting the technology giant's use of Irish subsidiaries to shelter billions of dollars in income from U.S. taxes....
| May 16, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Vincent G. Dowling
Actor, director gave Tom Hanks early break
Actor and director Vincent G. Dowling, 83, who left behind a long career with Ireland's national theater to run a Shakespeare festival in Cleveland where he gave a young Tom Hanks an...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW YORK--Will Forte takes a breath and measures his words carefully, as Will Forte is generally wont to do, when asked how a man known for comedy suddenly finds himself in some finely wrought prestige dramas.
“It wasn't a conscious decision to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Ireland Baldwin says she's gotten over the whole "rude thoughtless little pig" voicemail her dad left her when she was 11, so why can't the rest of the world move past it too? And can we all also realize she is not her parents?
So vented Alec Baldwin...