Police and ambulance vans parked near the apartment being targeted by police in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The Belgian jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris terror atrocities was reportedly killed when police stormed a flat in the north of the city,(...)

Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You and Anita Jerman’s My Little Storybook are animated by life-size (and giant!) puppets in a double-bill from Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia that is as gentle as a bedtime story

Children love nothing more than the familiar, as any parent who has been asked for the umpteenth time by their little one to read Peepo or Brown Bear (...)

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic Archbishop has told the High Court in Dublin that he had an “inappropriate” sexual relationship with a woman in Nigeria which began (...)

Lough Swilly in Donegal is one of Ireland’s great sea inlets stretching 40km inland and reaching depths of 50m. A haven for birdlife as one of Irel(...)

 Senator Fidelma Healy Eames was challenged to produce any evidence that any US state had banned Mother’s Day.  On Monday, the Senator told Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show she had made “one” error in sending out the tweet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has admitted she made a mistake when sending out a tweet claiming Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were banned in some states(...)

A duplex home where a 19-year-old man was found dead is shown in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Photograph: Reuters

A man and a woman planned a Valentine’s Day massacre at a Canadian shopping mall in which they would gun down as many people as they could before kill(...)

The Kemp’s Ridley turtle has been described as the world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtle. Photograph: Aoife Flynn

Coastwatch Ireland has confirmed identification of a tiny reptile washed up in Donegal as a Kemp’s Ridley – described by National Geographic a(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

Pikangikum school principal Melanie Doyle with school attendance counsellor Howard Owen.

Indigenous peoples in Canada comprise First Nations people, Inuit and Métis. They account for 4.3 per cent of the national population – 1,400,685 peop(...)