Jim Carrey carries the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to Our Lady of Fatima Church, in her home village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The parish priest of Cappawhite in Co Tipperary Fr Tadhg Furlong reminded family and friends at the funeral mass for Cathriona White on Saturday of he(...)

A Retail Ireland conference has heard that consumers will soon have to wait no longer than an hour for online purchases to arrive on their doorstep. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Consumers will soon have to wait no longer than an hour for online purchases to arrive on their doorstep, a major retail conference in Dublin heard ye(...)

Objectors to the plan for a plant near San Francisco say the factory will lead to 300 truck journeys a day through a residential neighbourhood and  boost diesel emissions and dust. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a €45 million cement plant in California have run foul of locals who claim the project could have a major impact(...)

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol yesterday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speaker(...)

Workers inspect  the broken joists of the  fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed five Dublin  students at the Library Gardens Apartments in downtown Berkeley, California, in June. File photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

The US district attorney investigating whether a crime was committed leading to the Berkeley balcony collapse has conducted destructive testing to the(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presents the Airman’s Medal to Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his role in disarming a gunman on a Paris-bound train during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

France train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed in Sacramento, California and is in stable condition, media reports said on Thursday. Mr(...)

Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal

German prosecutors raided Volkswagen’s headquarters and other offices on Thursday as part of their investigation into the carmaker’s rigging of diesel(...)

The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history has wiped around third off its share price. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Volkswagen’s software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursd(...)

USA ssistant coach Chris O’Brien:  “It’s the fastest growing sport in the country right now and you are seeing kids starting at six and eight years old.” Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

As a sense of inevitability descends over the team colours of the final eight nations in the Rugby World Cup, there is room to believe that it may not(...)

Christopher Harper-Mercer, the gunman who opened fire inside a classroom at a rural Oregon college last week, killing at least nine people before taking his own life. Photograph: myspace.com/PA Wire

When a downstairs neighbour of Laurel Harper learned there was a gunman on the loose at Umpqua Community College, he ran up to tell her, knowing that (...)