Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

Stephen O’Rahilly struggles with his weight. “I have a very powerful appetite, I eat too much. I would find it impossible to skip lunch,” the Cambridg(...)

 Gail O’Rorke who was on Friday found not guilty on two of the three charges against her. Photograph: Collins Courts

CONOR GALLAGHER The jury in the trial of a woman accused of helping her friend take her own life has been ordered to find her not guilty on two of the(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Gail O’Rorke is accused of attempting to help Bernadette Forde get to a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A woman accused of helping her friend take her own life alleged to gardaí that another person was with the deceased when she took a lethal dose of bar(...)

Gail O’Rorke arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, where she went on trial in connection with the assisted suicide of MS sufferer Bernadette Forde. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The jury in the case of a woman accused of helping her friend to take her own life has heard a tape recording of the deceased’s final words before she(...)

There is much symbolism in the welcome proposed removal by the US of Cuba from its list of rogue state sponsors of terrorism. Now North Korea and Syri(...)

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador An Myong Hun said North Korea had paid an undisclosed sum to Mexico for damages to the reef where the ship had run aground and now the ship and its crew should be released. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to rel(...)

The gold was contained in an estimated 900kg (1,984 pounds) of gold-bearing concentrate, a partially processed form of ore. Photograph: Gettty Images/File photo

Armed robbers walked away with an estimated 198kg (437 pounds) of gold, worth about €7.8 million at current prices, from a Canadian-owned mine in west(...)

The  24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ will feature  Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig, pictured here on location in Italy. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty 1:45

The teaser trailer for Spectre, the 24th James Bond film, was unveiled on Friday evening to a select set of journalists in Mexico City. The Iri(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)