Mitch Darling scored twice in Ireland’s 8-0 win over Chile in their opening World League round-two group game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Four first-quarter goals powered Ireland to a confident 8-0 victory over Chile in their opening World League round-two group game in Chula Vista, San (...)

Court found former beautician Law Wan-tung (44) guilty of abuse. Photograph: Reuters

A Hong Kong mother of two was jailed for six years for punching and torturing her domestic helpers, in a case that has shocked many in Hong Kong and (...)

The HSE issued a statement confirming a senior psychiatrist had contacted the girl’s mother on Thursday to discuss a number of assessment options.

The Health Service Executive has confirmed it had made a psychiatrist available to assess a 16-year-old suicidal autistic girl after she left an em(...)

Volunteer Shia fighters  supporting Iraqi  forces in  combating  Islamic State  drive through the village of Fadhiliyah, which pro-government forces retook from IS militants last month,   in Iraq’s Anbar province  on February 24th, 2015. Photograph: Amhad Al-Rubaye/AFP Photo

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi c(...)

Schoolchildren from Ovens National School, Cork,  model dresses and accessories donated to Cork Penny Dinners  for their First Holy Communion Appeal.   Pictured are Lisa Murphy, Lucy Dornan, Emma O’Sullivan and Doireann Moynihan having their hair done by Joseph’s Hair Salon. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A Cork charity best known for feeding the hungry is now coming to the aid of families struggling to meet the costs of Holy Communion through providing(...)

Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP  Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana in 2010. Photograph: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

A US judge has rejected BP’s attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it pote(...)

Ulster’s Iain Henderson (left) will get much- needed game time against Edinburgh. Photograph: Inpho.

Like loosehead prop Cian Healy in Leinster and outhalf Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro, Irish lock Iain Henderson will start for Ulster against Edinbur(...)

A US federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Photo: Nicholas Gamm/Getty Images

A US federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, an iss(...)

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in prison.

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in pr(...)

People take part in a candlelight vigil in the Jordanian capital Amman in  solidarity with the pilot recently murdered by the Islamic State  group. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawikhalil/AFP/Getty Images.

The United Arab Emirates is sending a squadron of F16 jet fighters to Jordan to conduct air strikes against Islamic State alongside Jordanian planes.(...)