The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

FBI crime scene investigators document evidence outside the Curtis Culwell Center. Two men opened fire with assault weapons on police Sunday night who were guarding a contest for Muslim Prophet Muhammed cartoons. A police officer returned fire killing both men. Photograph: Brandon Wade/AP

Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit (...)

The car used  by the two gunmen killed by police is investigated by local police and the FBI in Garland, Texas, today. Photograph: Rex Curry/Reuters

A man who had previously been identified by the FBI as a jihadi terrorist suspect was one of the two gunmen killed yesterday after opening fire at (...)

Michael Phelps: “I understand that’s going to take a lot of time for me to be able to prove to whoever I need to prove to that I am different, that I have changed. This week will be the first week that I can start that.”

As his life unraveled, the athlete rued that all he knew how to do was swim. “So I was just this little hole where a man should be,” he said.The speak(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Authorities say Milke told her son Christopher he was going to see Santa Claus at a shopping mall in December 1989, where he was then taken into the desert by two men and shot in the back of the head. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Reuters.

A US judge has dismissed the murder case against an Arizona woman who spent more than 20 years on death row for the 1989 killing of her four-year-old (...)

 Several US states have had to search for new drugs for their lethal injection cocktails after many pharmaceutical companies, mostly in Europe, imposed sales bans about four years ago because they objected to having medications made for other purposes being used in executions.  Photograph: Federal Bureau of Prisons/Reuters

Lawmakers in Utah voted on Tuesday to bring back executions by firing squad if lethal injections are unavailable, which would make it the only state i(...)

James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

James Cullen first became interested in Northern Ireland and the Troubles when he visited in 1969 during a leave of absence from the US army while (...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)