Saudi men examine debris following a blast inside a Shia mosque in the Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif on Friday. Photograph: AFP Photo

(...) criminal murderers . . . to carry out similar crimes in other Arab and Muslim countries,” the Shia group(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory apologises to three woman who accused an alleged IRA member of abusing them as children,  after a damning report criticised how  the  prosecution was handled at the Public Prosecution Service offices in Belfast. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty/The Irish Times

(...) that as children, she and two other women were sexually abused by an IRA member.In his damning report(...)

Detectives arrested the suspect at Cork Prison and brought him to Mayfield Garda station for questioning about the fatal assault on Graham Johnson, a father of three. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) wanting to watch horseracing and the other wanting to watch Steven Gerrard’s last game for Liverpool(...)

 A secondary school exam hall. The junior cycle reform deal agreed this week seems to satisfy both teachers unions and the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) oral communication, problem solving and other skills that can’t be captured in a written exam(...)

Angling guide Larry McCarthy with yet another fine Corrib trout taken during the mayfly

AN EU Commission proposal for a comprehensive prohibition on commercial fishing for bass in the Irish and Celtic Seas has been welcomed by the Mini(...)

Islamic State militants who have taken over Palmyra have  imposed a curfew from 5pm until sunrise and banned people from leaving town until Saturday morning to ensure no government-linked figures they are seeking manage to escape, activists and officials said. File photograph: Christophe Charon/AFP/Getty Images

(...) other places where they had sought to hide. He added that many were shot dead in the streets(...)

(...) historical writing, notably the essays in Freud, Jews and Other Germans (1978) and the autobiographical My(...)

Alison Brittain: she will join a small group of five other women running companies in the UK’s FTSE 100 Index. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

(...), Halifax and Bank of Scotland consumer operations. She will join a small group of five other women running(...)

Italy’s  Fabio Aru  of the Astana team celebrates taking over in the pink jersey from Alberto Contador after the   13th stage of the  Giro d’Italia in  Jesolo, near Venice.  Photo:  Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images

Alberto Contador surrendered the race leader’s jersey in the Giro d’Italia as a dramatic late crash put Fabio Aru into pink in Jesolo.On paper, Friday(...)

Workers at Dunnes Stores in the Gorey Shopping Centre were called in by management at 6pm on Thursday and told the store was being closed immediately.

(...) suggested that Gorey Shopping Centre management and other tenants may have objected to this on the basis(...)