Mohammad Iftikhar (6) with his father, Dr Norman Iftikhar, at the 14th annual Jalsa Salana Annual Convention staged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

An Irish Imam has told of being verbally abused on the street and having a bottle thrown at his head because of negative perceptions of Islam in Irela(...)

The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)

Australia’s speaker  Bronwyn Bishop:  her resignation was “overdue and unrepentant”, according to Labor party leader Bill Shorten. Photograph:  Mick Tsikas/EPA

The speaker of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, has resigned after almost three weeks of revelations about her spending on helicopters, pla(...)

Australian rules football star Adam Goodes, who is contemplating retirement from the game because of continuing racial abuse. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Adam Goodes should be playing tonight for the Sydney Swans, but instead he is thinking about retiring from the Australian Football League. The 35-yea(...)

Etihad has tried to have the case dismissed

A man is suing Etihad Airways over claims he suffered a back injury after being seated next to an overweight passenger in economy class. James Bassos (...)

Officers carry debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviatio(...)

Paud O’Leary died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was out for a training cycle for the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP after they released without charge a 70 year-old man arrested for questioning about the death of a father-(...)

Members of French Gendarmerie and local authorities checking a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in  Réunion island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Aircraft debris found on a French Indian Ocean island has been flown to France for analysis, with a 6ft section of wing appearing to match the model o(...)

Colin Fassnidge: ‘I think my success has helped people see Ireland in a positive way.’

Colin Fassnidge is a household name in Australia thanks to his appearances as one of the judges on the hit television show My Kitchen Rules. The Du(...)

 Investigators suspect the debris found near Reunion Island could be that of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370. Photograph: How Foo Yeen/Getty Images

Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, t(...)