It was the third time this year that vegetables and flowers forced flights to divert to Shannon after fire alarms went off

A fire alarm activated by vegetables forced the crew of a transatlantic passenger jet to declare an emergency and divert to Shannon Airport. It was th(...)

Denis O’Brien: Digicel made him a billionaire.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien is well known in business and media circles for taking a rather muscular approach to his opponents and critics. He may need to beef up a(...)

 Oscar de la Renta who died at the age of 82 this week. Photograph: EPA/Carlos Ortega

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died aged 82, arrived in New York in 1963 with letters of introduction to the editor-in-chief of Vogue(...)

 Oscar de la Renta (R), pictured with American Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (C), died yesterday at his home in Kent, Connecticut. He was 82. Photograph:   Jim McIsaac/Getty Images 1:45

Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Par(...)

A file photograph of Josef Wesolowski, former papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, who is facing paedophile charges. Photograph: Erika Santelices/ AFP/Getty Images.

The Holy See has said the controversial former papal nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Polish Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, is now under investigation (...)

‘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 (...)