Ireland’s Annalise Murphy - seventh overall at Miami Olympic classes regatta. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A second in today’s medal race has given Ireland’s Annalise Murphy seventh overall at Miami Olympic classes regatta, the first International Sailing F(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Graeme McDowell in action on the golf course

For a guy who spends half the year on the road, Graeme McDowell is not a huge fan of travel. His ultimate ambition is to avoid airplane travel alto(...)

Tourists on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom, Disney World.

We are a family of six (two girls aged 20, two boys aged 13 and 17) and our dream would be to go on a holiday to the USA, taking in some theme park(...)

Prince Andrew is attending the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/AP

Britain’s Prince Andrew has made his first public comment on allegations that he had sex with an underage girl, reiterating previous official denials (...)

 Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors by Prince Andrew, after being named in US court papers. Photograph: Getty

Lawyers for a woman who claims she was made to have under-age sex with Prince Andrew have formally requested that he respond to her allegations under (...)

‘We didn’t have Facebook or iPhones in those early days abroad... I mastered the art of long handwritten letters of tales of the Caribbean, of steel pan music and the strange new culture to which I was welcomed.’

It’s nearly 25 years since I left the streets of Belfast. It was a cold December night and the memory of the view over the whole city as we drove o(...)

Charles Warner is seen in an undated picture from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Photograph: Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Reuters

With a renovated death chamber, new training and a higher dose of drugs, Oklahoma on Thursday carried out its first execution since April, when the sl(...)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Photograph: EPA/Jim Grossman/NASA

A revolutionary attempt by the SpaceX company to land a leftover rocket booster on an ocean barge has failed.The bid was made off the coast of Florida(...)

Havana living: a  man smoking a cigar
Going local in Cuba
  • Travel
  • January 10, 2015, 12:00

As our taxi worked its way into Havana from the airport I was immediately struck by the crumbling streets and faded but stunningly elegant pastel- hue(...)