‘When I go to someone’s house and the toilet seat is left up I get very offended,” says Zoe Saldana. “It means it’s a house where men live. I get i(...)

 Bert Williams, the England was wrong footed by Joe Gaetjens flick header. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The story of the game itself is remarkable enough to be widely remembered 64 years on. On June 29th, 1950 the USA scored what remains one of the bigg(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

Pope Francis meeting UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon  earlier this month. The UN’s torture watchdog today criticised the Vatican’s handling of reported sexual abuse by priests, and said  any priest suspected of committing sexual abuse  should be immediately suspended pending investigation. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/EPA

The United Nations torture watchdog called on the Vatican today to cooperate with civil authorities in prosecuting all cases of suspected sexual abuse(...)

 A handout picture released by the Perez Art Museum shows the installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. A local artist picked up one of the vases, allegedly worth $1million  and smashed it on the floor. Photograph:  EPA/Daniel Azoulay/ Perez Art Museum Miami.

Officials at Perez Art Museum in Miami have confirmed that a valuable vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was destroyed by a visitor in (...)

Robert McArdle of Trend Micro in Cork: “[The FBI] had a case in place already but it was the intelligence we provided that helped get it over the line.” photograph: daragh mcsweeney/provision

“It’s similar to how you dismantle drug operations,” says Trend Micro’s Robert McArdle. “It’s best to start from the top.” The Cork-based(...)

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I am flying from Dublin to Reykjavik via Heathrow and was wondering what my options are for duty free. – AC, MayoFirstly, as Iceland is outside the E(...)

Devil’s Due
Devil’s Due

Symptoms of demonic pregnancy may include fatigue, stomach-bursting, high blood pressure, mood swings, murderous rage, night terrors, death, meat crav(...)

Cristobal Nieuw, with an address at The Hague in the Netherlands but originally from  Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to importation of 1.004kg of cocaine worth €70,295 at Dublin airport.

A Dutch national was caught importing €70,000 worth of cocaine into the country after he got lost in the airport and asked a Customs officer for direc(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)