President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

A commemoration for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing families bereaved by the Germanwings air crash have described an offer of compensation made by Lufthansa as “divisive and unfair”(...)

Margaret O’Donnell: ‘I have ridden painted ponies in the wilds of Utah, Montana and Arizona, all the while surrounded by indescribable beauty, brought to vivid reality from a childhood watching old Westerns with my father.’

I fell in love with San Diego in 1995, while here on a holiday. On the day I was flying back to Dublin, I took a plunge in the Pacific, something I ha(...)

A US execution chamber.  File photograph: Paul Buck/AFP/Getty Images

The US Supreme Court has ruled against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciatin(...)

People have been marking the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara this morningf, as they have been for millennia. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Hundreds of people have marked the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. It was chilly and slight overcast at 4.57am when the sun rose on (...)

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

“There were very few people out there – If I saw someone every half hour, I would be surprised,” said Maureen, a New Yorker who asked that her last name not be used. Photograph: Getty Images

Pilgrims are being warned to avoid walking alone along a 24km (15-mile) stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after police started an investigation in(...)

Bono: “Marriage is not owned by any church, but instead owned by the community.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ronan McGreevy U2 singer Bono has stated that the Yes vote in the marriage referendum was a “moment for true equality” in Ireland. Speaking on stage i(...)

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(...)