“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” Photograph: Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and (...)

 Dolores Atwood, with her husband Chris (left) and RTÉ’s Kevin Bakhurst (right), speaking to the media on leaving the Four Courts on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015,  after the announcement of a settlement in a High Court action for damages taken by former Archbishop of Benin, Richard Burke. Photograph:  Collins Courts 0:39

The parties had announced a settlement. As court 25 emptied out, Dolores Atwood stood with her devoted husband’s arm around her, looking confused and (...)

Dolores Atwood, pictured leaving the Four Courts during the lunchbreak of a High Court action for damages taken by former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman has told the High Court a priest kissed her and touched her breast while she was being treated for typhoid fever in a hospital in Nigeria in 1(...)

Former archbishop of Benin Richard Burke. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic archbishop has told the High Court he wanted a woman to seek the return of a letter, sent by her to Rome, which accused him of sexua(...)

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic archbishop has told a High Court jury that he was portrayed during an RTÉ television programme as leading a young girl upsta(...)

Former Catholic archbishop Richard Burke is suing  RTÉ for defamation, alleging he was wrongly depicted as a paedophile in the  Prime Time Investigates programme Mission to Prey. File photograph: The Irish Catholic

A former Catholic archbishop who resigned over breaking his vow of celibacy has sued RTÉ for defamation, alleging he was wrongly depicted as a paedoph(...)

 An explosion during a  Nato military exercise in Drawsko Pomorskie military range in  Poland. A global security report said on Wednesday that the cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion last year. Photograph: Marcin Bielecki/EPA.

The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion (€12.7 trillion) in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Can(...)

Security officers stand at the site of a suicide bombing in Ndjamena, Chad. At least 27 people have been killed in two suspected attacks by Boko Haram in  Chad’s capital. Photograph: Moumine Ngarmbassa/Reuters

At least 27 people, including four suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants, were killed and 100 others injured in two attacks in Chad’s capital, N’Dja(...)

According to the Courts Service, Polish was the language interpreted most often last year in the courts, with interpreters required on 2,151 different occasions.

Yoruba, Cebuano, Lingala, Iloko and Tagalog were some of the obscure, exotic and far-flung languages spoken by those accused of offences before the co(...)

A Boko Haram anti-aircraft gun seized by the Nigerian military at Monguno. A Nigerian border village has been bombed with at least 30 civilians dead, following a week of gains against the Islamist group by the  military forces.    Photograph:  Nigerian military handouts/AFP/Getty Images

An estimated 30 civilians were killed when an unidentified airplane dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Nige(...)