People trying to  leave the besieged town of Madaya in this file photograph from last month.  Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people have died of starvation in the town since September. Photograph: AP

The residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya say they are again facing starvation as meagre supplies delivered last month are already running o(...)

Christy Kinahan Senior. Photograph courtesy of the Sunday World

Dubliner David Byrne, who was shot dead by a gang of six men at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on Friday had close links with an international Irish-led (...)

Elizabeth Kearns and Conor Delaney Elizabeth, a fashion designer from Dundalk, Co Louth, met actor Conor, from Sutton, Co Dublin, on a rainy night ou(...)

Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The most effective way for Ernie Els to prevent Rory McIlroy from matching a record of three Dubai Desert Classic victories is by lifting the giant t(...)

Ashraf Fayadh was detained by the country’s religious police in 2013 in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia, and rearrested and tried in early 2014. Photograph: Ashraf Fayadh/Instagram

A Saudi court has commuted the death sentence against a Palestinian poet on charges of apostasy and abandoning his Muslim faith to eight years in jail(...)

ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

New lengths in long-haul flights It has been a week for longest flights both planned and existing. Qatar Airways announced plans for a Doha to Aucklan(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: its executive MBA programme was established in 1964

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first MBA graduate awards. The school’s executive(...)

 Andy Sullivan and Shane Lowry of Team Europe: “The whole experience of playing in the EurAsia Cup has whetted my appetite for the year ahead and on trying to make the team for the Ryder Cup.”  Photo:  Arep Kulal/Getty Images

I locked the clubs away for the winter, four weeks in the club glove bag with no desire at all to unzip them. But, once I did, it was with a renewed a(...)

Evie Ward and Fabio Magnani Evie, a special needs teacher from Castleknock in Dublin first noticed Fabio, who works with PayPal, in a friend’s phot(...)

A Bahraini woman holds a picture of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr   during  a protest after his execution  by Saudi authorities. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

As the political crisis deepened over the execution of dissident Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Bahrain and Sudan on Monday followed the lead of their Sun(...)