Nevin Spence down on the farm: tragic death in slurry tank accident. Photo: John Dickson

He was all that we want our sporting heroes to be. Nevin Spence was a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team. At just 22 years of age he was on(...)

The Forbes family, an emblem of American wealth and pioneer of business journalism, is giving up control over the media empire it cultivated for almos(...)

A photograph made available yesterday by jihadist-affiliated group Albaraka News shows what are purported to be Isil fighters  taking away Iraqi soldiers at an undisclosed location near the border between Syria and Iraq on June 12th. Photograph: EPA/Albaraka ews

The Obama administration has ordered the urgent deployment of several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq, after the rampant insurgency in the (...)

Robert Christie’s father, also Robert, is understood to be in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

The death of a boy in a farming incident in north Antrim has triggered shock and sadness and prompted renewed warnings about the dangers of working w(...)

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré 2-16Cross & Passion 0-10 Jordan Fogarty was the man of the hour as Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré roared (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

There was a big entry to my Christmas quiz last month. The winner is Mrs Kenya Quigley from Greystones in Co Wicklow. Congratulations, you win a two-d(...)

Parishioners in St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, where the ecumenical service was held. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Church of Ireland rector who concelebrated the controversial 2006 Easter Sunday Mass in Drogheda with three Augustinian priests has, for the first t(...)

Liz Carroll: On the Off Beat
  • Music
  • November 15, 2013, 00:00

What’s in a name? More than you might imagine, as Liz Carroll gamely illustrates with this magnificent collection of original, self-composed tunes.(...)

Harry Kane of Tottenham scores during the penalty shoot out during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City at White Hart Lane on October 30, 2013 in London, England. Photograph: Clive Rose

Tottenham 2 Hull 2 Spurs win 8-7 on penalties. 1-1 after 90 minutes. Tottenham supporters cranked up the volume inside White Hart Lane, but the(...)

Late former US president Richard Nixon with his wife Pat and daughter   Tricia, resigning  on August 9th, 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Photograph: Reuters

Just hours after a national address promising “no whitewash” of Watergate, President Richard M Nixon privately urged his new attorney general not to (...)