Christoph Kumpa, spokesman for Duesseldorf’s public prosecution service, addresses journalists in front of the prosecution’s building in Duesseldorf on Monday. The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane was treated for suicidal tendencies “several years ago”, before he received his pilot’s licence, he said. Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images. 1:53

(...) a sick note declaring him unfit to work on the day of the disaster and German newspaper Bild has(...)

Brendan McCormack: “I was a poet in search of a new literary circle with little to go on but a misspelled poster for an Open Mic night, The pSoken Wrod at De Barra’s Folk Club. I was not holding my breath as I crossed the threshold but inside I was greeted with a warm welcome by award-wining local writer Nick Smith and, contrary to my expectations, the night turned out to be a blast. I had arrived and found more than a circle. I had found a new home and a stage”

(...) where local writers could perform their work. That October, the first trial evening exceeded their(...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

(...) retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart of Trócaire’s overseas work for 37 years. President(...)

Byddi Lee: “When you self-publish, you do everything that a publishing house does – by yourself. I tapped into an artistic vein I didn’t know I had to design a company logo. It was the first of many hats – the book designer hat, the web designer hat, the blogger hat, the distributor hat, the accountant hat. The biggest, most uncomfortable hat is the marketing hat”

(...) from their desks at work. Thank goodness for large Irish families. Word of mouth is the best way to(...)

Margaret O’Shea Bonner: ‘Is this home now? Am I Canadian? Is Ireland still home? Am I Irish? For me, both are true, but the nature of that duality is that I’m not a whole one or the other.’

(...) would work in both countries. We had plans. Hah! The MA turned into a PhD and by the end of that we(...)


(...) type and ending with printing off your safety statement. does all the hard work for you(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

(...) work. Tehran, which denies it is trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability, demands in exchange(...)

Trinity College Dublin, along with UCD, were scored on 12 indicators, getting eight As and six As respectively. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

(...) institution got an A grade for learning experience, as measured by internships and work experience programmes(...)

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors’ general secretary John Redmond has said the time is right for the Garda Síochána to get a pay rise.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

(...) the same work,” he said.“We think it prudent that Government should look at the amalgamation. There is(...)

Policemen and rescuers stand next to a tent used as a DNA extraction centre on Sunday in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

(...) him unfit to work on the day of the disaster and German newspaper Bild has said he previously told an(...)