A spokeswoman said Coillte had carried out an “essential harvesting operation” of Nobel Fir trees  at Hellfire.  Photograph: Eamon McElwee

State forestry company Coillte has defended the recent felling of trees at the Hellfire Club forest in the Dublin mountains. It said the trees in the(...)

All was still on the Montlake Cut, the most famous stretch of rowing water in Seattle, when Vinny Fitzpatrick arrived at dawn on Monday morning. Hi(...)

The Tokyo stock exchange. The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the yen.

The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, who denied Gordon Elliott his first century of Irish National Hunt wins at Navan, confirmed Annie Power should return to action at Punchestown this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Annie Power is likely to be the star attraction at Punchestown on Wednesday and the scene could also be set for Gordon Elliott to secure a first cen(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning on Un De Sceaux at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh has been a statistical focus this week in terms of career winners and will hope a 10th Grade One winner of the season will come his way ab(...)

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 (...)