The Westin is the third hotel in Dublin to be acquired by John Malone and his Irish partners Lalco, operated by John Lally and Paul Higgins. The others are the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street and Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Malone, the billionaire behind UPC-owner Liberty Global, has bought the five-star Westin Hotel in Dublin for €65 million. The acquisition is exp(...)

Hurricane Arthur is seen moving up the east coast of the United States in an image taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Goes-East satellite last night. Image: NOAA/Handout via Reuters.

Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Arthur reached(...)

A heavily armed man identified by  police in moncton, Canada  as Justin Bourque has been arrested in connection with the deaths of three and wounding of two police officers in the New Brunswick province. Photograph: Viktor Pivovarov/Times & Transcript/telegraphjournal/Reuters.

A man suspected of killing three Canadian Mounties and wounding two others has been arrested after a day-long manhunt.Royal Canadian Mounted Police sp(...)

Tom Steyer, center, a billionaire environmental activist who wants to blast the issue of climate change to the front lines of American politics, at the NextGen Climate Action office in San Francisco. Photograph:Jason Henry/The New York Times

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer will give a boost to 2014 political candidates from seven US states who work to combat climate change, c(...)

Tumbling Bones: Loving a Fool
  • Music
  • April 18, 2014, 00:00

The scrubbed, fresh-faced qualities that are the calling cards of Tumbling Bones’ debut album are quickly overtaken by the group’s rich, reflec(...)

Pedestrians cross Seventh Avenue as snow falls in New York on Thursday, February 13th. A state of emergency has been declared in the state.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Heavy snow blanketed the north-eastern United States, disrupting travel for hundreds of thousands of people, shutting down the government and m(...)

Fine Gael councillor Bobby O’Connell: ’This is very emotional for a lot of people and it is something that has to be corrected’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times
Kerry graveyard under water

The locals are set to appeal directly to Minister of State Brian Hayes, who is to visit the town today, for flood alleviation measures for their grave(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

David Kelly in his new venture, The Taphouse, in Ranelagh. photograph: dave meehan

Wanderlust runs in the family of David Kelly, a Dublin-born former Guinness marketing executive who co-owns a chain of more than 10 Irish pubs in the (...)

The way Aly Spaltro tells it, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper came to life in a video store at home in Brunswick, Maine. It was in Bart & Greg’s DVD Ex(...)