Shi Yongxin has come in for regular criticism over his  efforts to run the temple and its famed kung fu fighting monks like a business. Photograph: Yang Zhanghai/FZWB/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

(...)’xi province a few weeks ago because he was out of job. During his stay he did part-time work in the temple(...)

The seized painting,  ‘Head of a Young Woman’, by Picasso, at the customs offices in Calvi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) court upheld a 2013 ban preventing Botin from taking the work, kept on the Adix moored in the port of(...)

(...) that may be oppressive. A study of 16 young women performing light office work showed that they were at(...)

Using a pen-name and reluctant to be interviewed, Biddy Jenkinson’s secrecy once prompted speculation that a committee wrote her poems. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish language poet is famously private, but her work is anything but witholding, full of love(...)

Prof Owen Chadwick, one of the great English church historians, who has died in his one hundredth year

(...)-1950s, and Regius professor of modern history from 1968. After an initial work in 1950 on John Cassian(...)

Cian Healy is tackled by  Michael Bent during Ireland training at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...), units and then we’ve got something to work from. That’s probably our priority; that our performance and(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been setting his targets for the upcoming season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) have no doubt that this new crop of young players can do the same if they continue to work hard on(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has called on the Oireachtas banking inquiry to be reconvened immediately to deal with the evidence of the former chief executive of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Photograph: Dave Meehan.

(...) across the work of the separate commission that is looking into IBRC’s disposal of Siteserv, she replied(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Atwood will both feature at events next month to discuss their new work. Horowitz appears in conversation(...)

Luas track laying to start with further traffic disruption to follow 1:27

Track laying work for the construction of the cross city Luas line will begin on Dublin’s O(...)