Rebekah Brooks leaving the Old Bailey with her husband Charlie Brooks in June last year after she had been cleared of all charges against her. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images

Rebekah Brooks is close to being rehired by Rupert Murdoch in a permanent position heading up his search for new online investments.Ms Brooks, who was(...)

Coroner Frank O’Connell returned a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into the death of Douglas Perrin (66). File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A retired public school teacher from Oxfordshire died after a summer sailing trip turned to disaster in west Cork. Douglas Perrin (66) had retired to (...)

An aerial view of the scene on the M40 this morning. One person is said to have died in a 40-car pile-up in thick fog on the motorway. Photograph: Thames Valley Police/PA Wire

At least one person is understood to have died in a 40-car motorway pile-up in fog this morning.Fire crews, police and ambulances rushed to the scene,(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Polite, eternally self-effacing and, at the age of 42, still letting his eyes retreat behind a diffident fringe, Jonny Greenwood is not a man given(...)

Douglas Perrin’s brother thanked emergency services. Pictured is the RNLI at Baltimore Lifeboat Station last week. Photograph: Provision

Tributes have been paid to a 66-year-old sailor at his funeral in Co Cork, with mourners hearing he “died doing what he loved best”.Douglas Perrin die(...)

It’s less than a month to go to the announcement of this year’s Mercury Music Prize shortlist, and Ladbrokes are first out of the traps with odds as t(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Queen Elizabeth’s race horse, Micras. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters

The pigs squabbled, the hens were friendly and the cows scratched themselves in the midday sun when President M(...)

19th-century marble bust of an English vicar, Augustus FitzClarence, described as “the Irishman who would be King”, €5,000-€8,000, at Matthews Auction Rooms

A 19th-century marble bust of an English vicar, described as “the Irishman who would be King”, is among the highlights in Matthews Auction Room(...)

Swans with a submerged boat on the flooded banks of the River Thames in Chertsey, Surrey, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thousands of homes along the River Thames have been told to prepare for “significant flooding”, as the number of severe flood warnings in the south of(...)