John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family  John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family

The joint funerals of the honeymoon couple who were drowned while holidaying in South Africa is taking place today in the same church where they were (...)

A wounded Palestinian protester is carried by fellows after he was shot by Israeli troops. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence, Palestinian medics said, and Isra(...)

An Israeli Disaster Victim Identification team cleans up the scene where a stabbing attack took place in central Jerusalem, Israel, October 8th, 2015. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli troops have shot and killed an Arab who stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver. The incidents occurred amid new Israeli-Palestinian violence(...)

Smoke from fireworks fired towards Israeli border police spreads at al-Aqsa mosque complex, during clashes with Palestinians, in Jerusalem’s Old City.  Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli police raided the plaza outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday in what they said was a bid to head off Palestinian attempts to disrupt v(...)

 Signage of Noble Resources, a Noble Group subsidiary: Noble Group  announced  that second-quarter profit fell amid a slump in commodity prices. Photograph:  Edgar Su/Reuters

Noble Group, the commodity trader battling criticism of its accounting, stepped up its public defence by publishing an auditor’s report in support of (...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor picutred attending The IFTA’s in The Mansion House, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lenny Abrahamson’s psychological-whimsical comedy Frank, Terry McMahon’s mental health drama Patrick’s Day and Stuart Carolan’s TV crime drama Love(...)

Detail from ‘Spanish Lady at Bullfight’, a painting at the Adams of Blackrock auction of European and  Irish paintings, silver and furniture

Tuesday (May 19th) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar. Coins. A “Russia, Peter the Great gold 2- Roubles coin dated 1721” €5,000 (€3,000-(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)