Otto has set the record for the longest human tunnel travelled through by a skateboarding dog. Photograph: Raul Sifuentes/Guinness World Records/PA

A bulldog has rolled into the record books after skateboarding under the longest human tunnel. Otto coasted under the legs of 30 people to earn the Gu(...)

Daniel Carter passes the ball during a New Zealand training session at London Irish in London. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images United Kingdom. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

There’s an aura about them alright. When the All Blacks make a team announcement it’s big news, and Steve Hansen was in his element when a huge media (...)

I am getting really tired of advocates of state-funded childcare who make claims along the lines that long-term studies show that every €1 invested in early quality care and education will deliver €7 in improved outcomes. Those studies were conducted on disadvantaged children

During his budget speech, the Minister for Public Expenditure said that investment in childcare has both social and economic returns. It allows people(...)

File photograph of Sir Geoffrey Howe speaking at the House of Commons in London. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has led tributes to former chancellor Geoffrey Howe, who has died aged 88. The Tory grandee was Margaret Thatcher(...)

Cian Healy being put through his paces at the Ireland squad’s training session at Surrey Sports Park, Guidford, Surrey.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The old maxim that you wouldn’t want to have a limp around here certainly applies to the Irish squad. While the news of Rob Kearney’s strained glute (...)

Jules Restaurant on Dame St. in Dublin.Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Meet Jules. He’s your ageing uncle strapped into a biker jacket and skinny jeans. Jules is the new restaurant in the building that was Les Fré(...)

Visitors at an electronics fair in Germany. Photograph: Paul Zinken/EPA

Imagine rolling up your TV screen like a picnic blanket, or changing your living room wallpaper like a screensaver. Flexible electronics that can be (...)

They were married in July in an outdoor humanist ceremony, in Kinsale, Co Cork.

Róisín (31), a legal recruiter who grew up in Ardclough, Co Kildare met Welshman Greg (34), director of his recruitment business, in London, where (...)

Navinder Singh Sarao outside Westminster magistrates’ court, is accused of helping trigger a multibillion-dollar US stock market crash. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Clad in a cheap, unbranded grey sweatshirt and matching tracksuit bottoms, Navinder Singh Sarao sat in silence in the dock of court number five at Wes(...)

Police officers search the scene close to where pensioner Donald Lock was stabbed to death by another motorist in Findon, West Sussex, following a crash. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire.

A man is being questioned by detectives in England over the alleged road rage murder of a great-grandfather who was killed following a minor crash on (...)