Celina Vieites, originally from Argentina, with her husband Macdara and their children, Felix and Liam, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:11

Celina Vieites and her future Irish husband were sitting in a cafe in Buenos Aires the day he popped the question. “He said, ‘Would you like to(...)

Peg Plunkett, one of Dublin’s most famous women  in the 18th-century.

The Women’s Museum of Ireland is asking the public to help put women on the map of Dublin. By creating a city map drawing attention to sites related (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US president Barack Obama’s new policy on emissions announced this week promises an “all-out climate push”. But as the incumbent US president has disc(...)

The seized painting,  ‘Head of a Young Woman’, by Picasso, at the customs offices in Calvi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Kim Willsher in Paris When French customs officers boarded a yacht docked off the town of Calvi in northern Corsica, they knew exactly what they were (...)

Air France’s Concorde on take-off: its hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board  in the near future. Photograph:  Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The Eu(...)

An Eritrean mother with child waits for an opportunity to cross the fences to the tracks as French police tries to block access on the outskirts of Calais, France. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

After months of negotiations, the 193 United Nations member states have agreed on the new global Sustainable Development Goals which are to be adopted(...)

Police officers inspect metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Richard Bouchet/AFP/Getty Images.

French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia (...)

Mohammad Iftikhar (6) with his father, Dr Norman Iftikhar, at the 14th annual Jalsa Salana Annual Convention staged by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

An Irish Imam has told of being verbally abused on the street and having a bottle thrown at his head because of negative perceptions of Islam in Irela(...)

US president Barack Obama: Clean Power Plan ‘the biggest, most important step we have ever taken to combat climate change’. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama will tomorrow unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cem(...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)