Karen Buckley, from Glynn in Mourneabbey outside Mallow in north Cork, moved to Glasgow last January to study for a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

The disappearance of Karen Buckley while out socialising with friends in Glasgow on April 11th last triggered a massive police investigation and a hug(...)

‘Seagulls are often extraordinarily beautiful to the human eye, both in flight and up close and personal.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Doesn’t anybody read Jonathan Livingston Seagull any more? The protagonist of Richard Bach’s hugely popular 1970s adult fable was an exquisitely ether(...)

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Criminal Appeal has said it believes a circuit court judge may have erred in principle when sentencing a 56-year-old Englishman to 30 yea(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

Channel 4’s  documentary series Educating Essex from 2011 secured permission from a school to use a “fixed rig” robotic camera system to film pupils.

Ever found yourself hooked to One Born Every Minute? The Secret Life of Four Year Olds? Undercover Boss? The Undateables? Educating Essex? They’re all(...)

File photograph from 2010 of  Michael Barrymore. The former British television star  is taking legal action against police over his arrest after the death of a man in his swimming pool, it has been reported.  Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire

Former British television star Michael Barrymore is taking legal action against police over his arrest after the death of a man in his swimming pool, (...)

When it comes to Northern Ireland, names such as JW Anderson and Sharon Wauchob immediately spring to mind as fashion designers who are recognised (...)

The title of Slaves’ debut album comes across as more of a scornful challenge than a concerned inquiry, but it’s an accurate summation of Isaa(...)

Good karma: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) finally gets real in the finale of Mad Men

What a perfect ending for Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, Thursday). After 92 episodes Matt Weiner, its creator, wraps up his zeitgeisty dissection of the Amer(...)