Mushrooms  at the Highline farm, Canada’s largest mushroom grower, in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Phtograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Umami. Sounds like an awkward yoga position. But shareholders who turned up to Fyffes’ annual general meeting know better. The tropical fruit importe(...)

The GPO after the Rising. Relatives of the victims of Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter Week

Relatives of the victims of the notorious Capt John Bowen- Colthurst are to seek an apology from the British government for his actions during Easter(...)

John O’Dwyer, chief executive of VHI. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Health insurance firm VHI has entered the life insurance market, under the VHI Life brand. The move comes after the Central Bank granted it authoris(...)

A courtroom sketch shows Dutch dentist Jacobus Marinus Van Nierop dubbed ‘the dentist of the horror’ attending his trial at the Nevers courthouse in central France. Photograph: Benoit Peyrucq/AFP/Getty Images.

A Dutchman dubbed the “horror dentist” by French media was sentenced to eight years in jail on Tuesday for mutilating patients’ mouths and defrauding (...)

It is time that we re-examine the role of teachers and the contribution they make to the formation of our young people

Newly qualified teachers are speaking out about the lack of pay parity for those who have joined the teaching profession since 2011. This gap in pay (...)

“Instead of waving rifles or proclamations, we should proudly hold aloft our Form 11s.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Rising that took place a century ago this week was an imaginative spark. The depressingly mundane manoeuvring for the formation of a new governmen(...)

Countries such as France, Belgium and Portugal have signs such as this one, to warn motorists they must leave a 1.5m gap when overtaking cyclists

What’s in a word? It might save a life, according to one cycling campaigner who is advocating for a set minimum overtaking distance between drivers an(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

A jet came very close to crashing into a mountain in Kerry when pilots became confused over flight instructions, air accident investigators found. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A private jet leaving Kerry for Canada last year was one minute from crashing after pilots became confused, it has been found. The jet came very clo(...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women carry the coffin of Farkhunda on   March 22nd,  2015. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Farkhunda had one chance to escape the mob that wanted to kill her. Two Afghan police officers pulled her onto the roof of a low shed, above the angry(...)