England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Mark Craig during the fifth day of the first Test match between at Lord’s . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first c Test by bowling New Zealand out i(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

Sam Neill in  Jurassic Park:  did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business

Sam Neill, the Tyrone-born, New Zealand-raised actor of Jurassic Park fame, did his bit last week to boost the profile of a small Irish wine business.(...)

It’s not often that you’ll hear an album inspired by polyamory, but Unknown Mortal Orchestra have always been a little different. Their th(...)

Matteo Malucelli celebrates as he crosses the line in Bearna. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The Italian team Idea 2010 ASD bounced back after a controversial 24 hours, taking stage three of the An Post Rás in a big bunch sprint into Bearna. (...)

Japanese pavilion: thousands of keys hang as part of Chiharu Shiota’s installation The Key in the Hand, at the 56th Biennale of Arts, in Venice. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

International art fairs are like art supermarkets for the wealthy, and they have come to dominate the contemporary-art market. Art biennials, on the o(...)

‘I have had no satisfaction in dealing with the company, and they insist they have to try to repair the phone three times before they will replace it.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader called Carla has been having “serious issues” with an iPhone 6 she bought from Carphone Warehouse in January. Her phone worked properl(...)

Once you set up the Tile app on your smartphone, your Blunt umbrella becomes trackable too

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A marbled salamander moves through the forest litter on its way to a nearby pond to breed. Its distribution and range are increasing in response to warming winter temperatures. Credit: Mark Urban

One in six of the planet’s species are likely to disappear if climate change continues unchecked, according to fresh research. The losses will be part(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Mr Donohoe  has announced an agreement between the Road Safety Authority and the Canadian province of  Manitoba allowing for the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

A second Canadian province has agreed to the exchange of Irish driving licences for Canadian ones, according to Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe(...)