FR6874 returned safely to Barcelona airport after changing course over Mediterranean

‘Spúinse as Uisce’ the first film to be released in Irish and English by a Hollywood company

Octopuses are known as dextrous creatures but are rarely seen on land. Above, Frieda, a young female octopus  opens a jar, which contains her favourite seafood snacks of shrimps, crabs and clams  in Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo. Photograph: Alexandra Winkler/Reuters

Dramatic YouTube footage shows octopus seize crab on land before returning to water

 Malcolm Rifkind, who said he is to step down as an MP at the upcoming British general election and has also resigned as chairman of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Former foreign secretaries under pressure following undercover ‘dispatches’ sting

The Millward Brown poll  found that 70 per cent of those surveyed in the South and  54 per cent  in the North favour services in Irish being provided to those who wish to avail of them. Photograph: Getty Images

Nationwide Millward Brown opinion poll measured attitudes towards Irish language

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout

Last communication from TransAsia Airways flight was ‘Mayday, Mayday, engine flameout’

James Robertson (56) walks about 4 hours in the morning and up to 6 hours on the way home every night he works. Image: Screenshot from gofundme website.

James Robertson (56) can’t afford to buy and maintain a car on his wage of $10.55 an hour

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro and president of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana in this picture provided by Cubadebate. Photograph: Cubadebate/Reuters

State media publishes photos in apparent attempt to quell rumours of poor health

The Government has said the use of  airspace controlled by the Irish Aviation Authority by two Russian bomber jets on Wednesday is unacceptable. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aircraft entered Irish Aviation Authority air traffic control area off the west coast

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