Snow falls on Homeless Jesus in Toronto. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Somebody called the cops on Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina, where one resident reported “him” to the police, mistaking the life-size bronze by C(...)

Abbey reported pre-tax profits of €16.99 million for the six months to the end of October

House builder Abbey has warned that state intervention in the Irish and British housing markets has the potential to “crowd out” private investors.In(...)

Out Wednesday: euro zone retail sales (Oct).  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)

Kate Stanley Brennan and Tom Canton as Catherine and Heathcliff in rehearsal for Wuthering Heights. Photograph: Daragh McDonagh

They sweep in from the Yorkshire moors together, Catherine and Heathcliff, both a little exhausted and a little exhilarated, but seeming more at ea(...)

Horses being rescued and crossing the River  Slaney, in Enniscorthy, whose banks burst. Photograph: Patrick Browne 2:34

The worst of the recent rain is believed to have passed, according to Met Éireann, which noted a slight reprieve yesterday as much of the anticipated(...)

Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

The Liberty Global owned company said that total subscriptions increased by 6 per cent or 65,200 in Q3 compared with the same quarter in 2013.

UPC Ireland added a further 13,600 customers in the third quarter of the year, bringing its total subscription base up to 1,105,200. The Liberty Globa(...)

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many local marches converged at the GPO on O’Connell Street this afternoon as tens of thousands protested against water charges.There was traffic disr(...)