The Seven Dwarfs walk along Main Street during a parade at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. File Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A US paediatrician’s group has urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began at Disneyland(...)

Iain Henderson returns to the Ulster side at blindside flanker following a hip problem. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho.

It doesn’t require a degree in sports psychology to interpret the body language of Ulster coach Neil Doak. Shoulders sagged, eyes to ground, Doak cla(...)

Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A Kilkenny farmer has become the first farm fatality of the year in this State after dying in a machinery-related incident at his farm.Johnny Ryan, ag(...)

The director of the North America Department of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, Cuban Josefina Vidal (right), and members of her delegation participate in the first day of closed-door talks between Cuba and the United States, at the Convention Palace in Havana on January 21st, 2015. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday clashed over immigration policy at the first session of high-level talks seeking to restore diplomatic ties be(...)

A selfie from cllr Paddy Meade with his car loaded with gritting salt in the background.

A Meath County Councillor has been taking grit without permission from a council depot and distributing it in his own electoral area for use during th(...)

Jamie Heaslip: turning out for Leinster against Castres at the RDS. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
What’s on this weekend?

Shannonside Winter Music FestivalSpread across 15 different venues in Bunratty and Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, more than 150 musicians will be performing(...)

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Last week Daniyal Daud, a 28-year-old journalism student, began to feel a growing sense of dread.He felt shock at the slaughter of cartoonists. And di(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

It is understood the man handed himself in to police in Manchester on Saturday

A convicted murderer who went on the run after being let out of a high-security prison is back in custody, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has sai(...)

A picture dated 22nd June 2013 shows Serge Lazarevic’s daughter, Diane (centre) holding a portrait of her father as she participates in a rally to demand release of hostages after 1,000 days of detention, in Paris, France. French President Francois Hollande announced the liberation of France’s last remaining hostage, Franco-Serbian Serge Lazarevic, who had been captured in Mali in November 2011 by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI). Photograph: Marlene Awaad/EPA

President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that the last French citizen held hostage, a 50-year-old man seized in 2011 by Al Qaeda’s north African ar(...)