The members of British band Viola Beach were killed when their car went through a barrier on a bridge and into a canal in Sweden. Photograph: Viola Beach Facebook.

The members of British band Viola Beach were killed when their car went through a barrier on a bridge and into a canal in Sweden. The incident occur(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin reading Easter 1916 by WB Yeats in Hargadons Bar, Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even over Christmas, the regulars at Hargadons pub in O’Connell Street, Sligo refused to let Yeats down. The pub – which in 1864 opened its doors the(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson (right) has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving.

Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson has been charged with a number of driving offences including drink driving. It is alleged the soccer s(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Wendy and Colin Parry at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Centre, Warrington. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography.

Twenty years ago, still reeling from the killing of their 12-year-old son Tim by an IRA bomb that tore through a busy shopping street in Warrington(...)

Search and rescue teams  at the site of an explosion at a wood flour mill in Bosley, Cheshire. Photograph: Chris Neil/Sunday Telegraph/PA Wire

Smouldering ruins at the scene of an explosion at a wood flour mill in the village of Bosley, Cheshire are still being doused as firefighters begin th(...)

The scene at Wood Flour Mills in Bosley, near Macclesfield, England, after  explosions and fire on Friday, July 17th, 2015. Four people were missing after the blasts.  Photograph: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Wire

Three men and one woman remain unaccounted for after a fire and two subsequent explosions at a wood flour mill. Search-and-rescue teams are waiting t(...)

Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

The Smiler ride at Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire – one of the people seriously injured in last week’s  crash has had her left leg amputated. Photograph: PA

One of the people seriously injured in last week’s Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her left leg amputated above the knee, doctors have confir(...)

Under a rescue plan being prepared, Ladbrokes Ireland plans to close 60 of its 196 betting shops and cut 250 of its 850 jobs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

British bookmaker Betfred is understood to have expressed interest in bidding for Ladbrokes’ troubled Irish business. Ladbrokes Ireland plans to clo(...)