Ireland’s Simon Zebo goes over for a tryagainst Australia in Dublin in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill / Inpho

“You don’t have to be perfect. Your attitude and mental resolve have to be perfect. It’s very hard to play a perfect game of rugby but you have to st(...)

Francois Hillebrand is met by his daughter Gurnica on his return home from South Africa today at Dublin Airport. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:23

At the arrivals lounge in Dublin Airport, Declan Carroll waits anxiously for his wife Orla as she makes the long journey from the tarmac, through cust(...)

Ismaaiyl Brinsley (28) is seen in an undated picture provided by the New York Police Department on December 21, 2014. 1:32

The gunman who murdered two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred of police and the government and an (...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

 Sinn Fein TDs Gerry Adams and Pearse Doherty: new figures do not include money raised at their $500-a-plate New York  dinner in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Donations received by Sinn Féin’s American fundraising arm slumped to $6,971 (€5,662) for the six months to the end of October, the lowest amount rai(...)

Moldovan students from Craiova city in Romania display EU-colored umbrellas and placards while arriving in Bucharest before voting in Moldova’s parliamentary elections at their country embassy.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

A senior Russian official has urged Moldova to re-think its pro-EU course, after a parliamentary election gave parties favouring integration with the(...)

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative after recognising the need for an legal representation for death row prisoners in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice in America’s deep south in the 1930s, was set in a fictionalised (...)

A grasshopper burger topped with dried grasshoppers and mealworms: a gram of beef contains the same amount of protein as a gram of crickets. photograph: karen bleier/afp/getty images

When Harman Singh Johar answers the phone, he sounds startled. “Sorry,” he says. “I was staring into an oven full of roasting crickets when you called(...)

The home where a 13-year-old boy who reportedly has been missing for four years, was located by police hidden behind a false wall in a closet in the home is pictured in Jonesboro, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

A 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing four years ago was discovered alive, hidden behind a fake wall of a home near Atlanta, Georgia, and re(...)