Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Huge crowds are expected in Mallow on Monday evening for the removal of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley after her body was brought home from Scot(...)

Karen  Buckley’s body will be flown from Glasgow to Cork on Sunday and then brought by her family to the hillside farm where she grew up at Glynn in Mourneabbey.

The family of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley are finalising arrangements to bring her home to Co Cork in preparation for her funeral mass and bu(...)

Tatyana McFadden celebrates with Bill Richard, the father of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard, after McFadden won the women’s wheelchair marathon in Boston yesterday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Security was tight yesterday for the second marathon since the Boston bombings as spectators lined the route to cheer on the 30,000 runners.On Boston (...)

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombings. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/ Reuters.

Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Mo(...)

Walk this way: allow for walking progress of about 20km per day

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Police in Boston have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous Brighton Tree Ninja. For several years a vandal has been damaging newly (...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Karen Buckley: missing in Glasgow. A schoolfriend in Mallow described her as ‘a lovely, lovely girl, very quiet, sporty, never in trouble in school . . . It’s kind of hard to fathom.’

Parishioners in Mourneabbey began arriving for a vigil Mass for missing student Karen Buckley as a 21-year-old man was detained in Glasgow for questi(...)

 “We have a strange kind of dichotomy: a secular society still governed by outdated notions of tradition and creed. And a strange kind of paradoxical standard: we’re defined by a faith system that hasn’t adequately defined us in years.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m not the first person to have said that Ireland is a nation of à la carte Catholics, clinging to religion as a distinguishing quirk while being (...)

Karen Buckley (24), went missing in Glasgow after visiting a nightclub with friends on Saturday night. 0:52

Karen Buckley (24), is a graduate of University of Limerick where she studied general nursing. She graduated in January 2014 before taking time out to(...)