Police officers at the scene of the shooting in Gothenburg. Police believe the attack may have been gang-related. Photograph: Njorn Larsson/AFP/Getty Images

At least two people were killed in a restaurant shooting in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Wednesday in what police say was likely to be a gang-rel(...)

A Ryanair flight to Dublin returned safely to Barcelona this morning after a bird strike caused an engine shut-down shortly after take-off.A statemen(...)

Fans of TG4’s long-running SpongeBob Squarepants series will not have to switch to English following an announcement that the much anticipated film ba(...)

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 0:55

Footage recorded in Western Australia and published online earlier this month shows an octopus darting out of a pool and seizing a crab from the 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 British foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind is to step down as an MP at the upcoming general election following criticism over “cash-for-access” (...)

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

A majority of citizens surveyed across Ireland favour the provision of State services in Irish for those who wish to choose them, according to the res(...)

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 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

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.

Thousands of donations totalling more than $129,000 have been contributed to a Detroit man after it emerged he has walked 21 miles (34km) to and from (...)

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

Photographs of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (88) have appeared in official media for the first time since August. The images were take(...)

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

The Government has labelled the use of Irish-controlled airspace by two Russian bomber airplanes on Wednesday as unacceptable.A joint statement releas(...)