The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

The murderous ideology of Islamic State visited Athlone in a visceral way, the mourners at the funerals of Larry (Lonnie) and Martina Hayes, who died(...)

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Baking hot This happy chap above is Frédéric Souty, master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery at the Exchequer Street food market,(...)

On a sunny day the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of 13 Block A Hanover Dock on Dublin’s Hanover Quay are very distracting. You can se(...)

 Sandra Higgins: has pleaded not guilty plea to charge of causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. Photograph:  Collins

A registered child-minder has gone on trial charged with causing serious harm to a 10-month-old baby. On the first day of the trial at Dublin Circuit(...)

Pope Francis has  warned that failure to act over climate change would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Photograph: Getty

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the(...)

‘Connecting for life’, a new youth suicide prevention strategy, is to focus on helping secondary school students to deal with stress.

All secondary school students will receive training on how to cope with stress and improve resilience as part of a new five-year Government strategy(...)

A photograph made available via the Dallas Police Department Twitter page  shows the area around the Dallas Police headquarters that was the scene of a shooting in Dallas, Texas,  early on the morning of  June 13th, 2015. Photograph: Dallas Police Department/EPA

A US police sniper has shot a suspect in an overnight attack on Dallas police headquarters and officers have been attempting to check whether he is st(...)

Video posted to YouTube on Saturday show the officer draw his gun after he is confronted by remonstrating teenagers at Craig Ranch North Community Pool. Photograph: YouTube

A Texas police officer has been suspended after video posted online showed him breaking up a pool party in an extremely aggressive manner, including d(...)

Kathleen Sherlock with (from left) Stacey and Jim – who made their first Holy Communion – Annishia Mahoney and Mary Ellen Sherlock in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A Co Clare priest, whom a Traveller family say “publicly humiliated” them by preventing them attend a first Holy Communion service last weekend, is ma(...)

The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)