Fire and smoke engulf part of the pier in Eastbourne today. Photograph: Reuters

More than 140 years of history went up in flames today as a devastating fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier on the south coast of England. Stacks of d(...)

Kate Colleary and journalist Olivia O’Leary at the funeral of Gordon Colleary, founder of USIT, in St Joseph’s Parish Church, Glasthule, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

American Catholic mystic Thomas Merton was quoted at the funeral of Gordon Colleary (73) whose funeral Mass took place at St Joseph’s church in Dublin(...)

The Ferry by Walter Frederick Osborne

A major painting by Irish artist Walter Frederick Osborne is expected to sell for at least €500,000 in Dublin next month. The Ferry, dating from 1890,(...)

Jeremy Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Kent, has been found guilty after denying  an offence of child abduction at Lewes Crown Court. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

British teacher Jeremy Forrest has been found guilty at Lewes Crown Court of abducting a schoolgirl.Forrest (30), of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Ken(...)