A northern white rhino: only three of its kind are left in the world. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Reuters

The future of Africa’s elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent’s nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya’s president a(...)

RBS analyst Andrew Roberts, who instructed clients to “sell everything” in January

For some investors there is nothing quite as sickening as all-time highs. If one includes dividends, the S&P 500 hit fresh all-time highs last we(...)

Former deputy editor of The Irish Times James “Jim” Downey  at his home in Monkstown, Co Dublin, in October 2009. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

James Downey had journalism and politics in his blood, but last Wednesday he decided he could wait no longer for a government to be formed, mourners a(...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

The late Victoria Wood with Boyzone members Keith Duffy (left) and the late Steven Gately in Leicester Square, London, to help launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal. File photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Figures frm the worlds of comedy and acting paid tribute to Victoria Wood, with many stars citing her as an inspiration. Comedian James Corden said: (...)

Marie, Louis and Layla Carroll at the opening of the Film Ireland festival in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the city that gifted us the violent visual poetry of John Woo and his black-suited face-offs, the balletic martial arts thrills of Bruce (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: his team have hit the ground running so far this season with eight winners in Ireland already. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coolmore will be Aidan O’Brien’s first runner on the flat in Britain this year when she puts her classic credentials on the line at Newmarket on Tues(...)

In effect, there is no correlation between encouraging people to bet on Irish racing and the revenue Irish racing gets. It is a stark contrast with other major racing jurisdictions where racing is financed through a Tote monopoly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At the root of Irish racing’s integrity problem is how punters are irrelevant. By punters I mean those of us on the outside, the betting shop cannon f(...)

Zaha Hadid: October 31st, 1950-March 31st, 2016. Above, at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, her first major public commission in the Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world, and in the process reshape(...)

Joshua Wong, who at 19 years of age is not eligible to vote in Hong Kong’s limited elections for another two years, was the public face of the Occupy Central movement. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

With a powerful image of co-founder Agnes Chow as Katniss Everdeen above the caption “Younger Games”, Hong Kong’s teenage democracy activists have ann(...)