Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case against An Garda Síochána and the State. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bill of at least €2 million and possibly as much as €5 million may ultimately end up with the taxpayer for the costs of Ian Bailey’s failed action f(...)

Relatives of a crash victim  visiting a memorial in Le Vernet, southeastern France, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Yoan Valat 1:53

A week after flight 9525 crashed in the French alps, killing all 150 people on board, German investigators have hit out at media pressure to deliver n(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case over an alleged Garda conspiracy to implicate him in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Gardaí did not conspire to implicate Ian Bailey in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a High Court jury has found.The seven men and four women t(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Christoph Kumpa, spokesman for Duesseldorf’s public prosecution service, addresses journalists in front of the prosecution’s building in Duesseldorf on Monday. The co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane was treated for suicidal tendencies “several years ago”, before he received his pilot’s licence, he said. Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images. 1:53

The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he recei(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their dea(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (centre) and director-general for political and security affairs at the French foreign ministry Nicolas de Riviere (right) attend a working session with their team  during Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary de(...)

Members of the Tunisian armed forces stand guard during the closing event of the 14th World Social Forum (WSF), Tunis, Tunisia. Photograph: Mohamed Mesara

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government sa(...)

Shop Talk: Craft toys

There’s a shop full of furry, mohair cuddliness nestled in the foothills of Slieve Rushen, Co Cavan. The first sign that you’ve entered somewhere u(...)

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13th, 2009 file photo. Photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller

The first mystery was material and lasted only 48 hours. How could an Airbus A320 with a flawless maintenance record drop 10,000m in eight minutes wit(...)