“I felt beyond privileged to be experiencing something I didn’t even know existed.” Elena Narinskaya in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Being able to speak Russian only was never enough for Elena Narinskaya. Even after learning English at school, the Russian academic felt a desire to (...)

A long-delayed inquest into the death of murdered schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson began on Monday, nine years after it was ordered.

The prime suspect in the case of murdered teenager Arlene Arkinson posed an extreme danger to vulnerable girls, a coroners’ court has been told. Conv(...)

Dylan Bowe, Diarmaid Gallagher, Aoife Keegan and Orla Fallon of Magh Éne, Bundoran, Co Donegal, holding up white boards to show their knowledge of the subject. Photograph: James Connolly

The first thing that strikes you is the classroom. There are no symmetrical lines of desks facing a whiteboard. Instead, there are small pods of four(...)

Crash number 100: A man in the US set up a camera pointing at this bridge in North Carolina. Photograph: yovo68/YouTube

In 2008, a man named Jürgen Henn set up a camera pointing at a bridge in the city of Durham in North Carolina, thinking he might record a crash. On D(...)

Dermot Desmond: sure to have himself a white Christmas if he chooses to spend the festive season at his registered address in an apartment at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond, a hotel owner and former stockbroker, must be chuffed with himself after his Daon biometrics company landed a major contract with Atom(...)

A police tent at the graveyard in Metal Bridge, County Durham as police and forensic investigations take place after a grave was disturbed. Photograph: Tom Wilkinson/PA Wire

The skulls of two 16-year-olds have been removed from a family grave in an escalating feud between travelling families, police said. A graveyard in Me(...)

Some 300 professionals will attend the annual National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (Nota)  conference in Dublin to discuss the treatment of sex abusers. Photograph: Thinkstock

The growing use of the internet to perpetrate sexual abuse and new ways of involving victims of sex offences in the criminal justice process are among(...)

Missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson. Photograph: PA Wire

A coroner has refused to allow police more time to disclose files to an already long delayed inquest for a disappeared schoolgirl. Brian Sherra(...)

Ukip deputy chair Suzanne Evans said Ukip would keep suspending members if the media keeps “fishing them out for us” after the Daily Mirror published a video showing Robert Blay (above) appearing to make racial slurs and a threat to shoot Tory opponent Ranil Jayawardena if he became prime minister. File photograph: PA Wire

Ukip’s deputy chairman is to push the party to toughen up its vetting and assessment of candidates after one was suspended for aiming “abhorrent” abus(...)

Albert “Ginger” Baker, a British army soldier who had allegedly gone absent without leave to join the Ulster Defence Association, gave himself up to police in Wiltshire. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

MARK HENNESSY London Editor Eugene Heenan was better known as Paddy to his friends. On February 1st, 1973, he and 14 other men were travelling to wor(...)