Ireland’s Mark English savours the moment as he crosses the line to take bronze in the 800m final in Zurich.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Not long before Mark English toed the line for his 800 metres final a perfect rainbow broke out over the Letzigrund Stadium. English always said he n(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Northside Shopping Centre, Dublin: the centre was a key asset in a portfolio of loans bought by Patron, which are associated with developer Brian O’Farrell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patron Capital Partners has formed a new retail and residential partnership with Brian O’Callaghan, the son of well known Cork developer Owen O’Cal(...)

What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale. The process involve(...)

Ten per cent of EU agricultural exports go to Russia annually and their total value is around €11 billion. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Senior agricultural experts from all 28 European Union countries will hold an emergency meeting next Thursday to analyse the impact of a Russian ban o(...)

Stephen Brobst: “I want to know every click and every search that led up to that purchase. . . interactions are orders of magnitude larger than the transactions. . . the interactions give you the behaviour.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Diversity always enhances a technology resumé, but Teradata chief technology officer Stephen Brobst brings an intriguingly eclectic mix to the tabl(...)

Bosniak memorial outside the town hall of Brcko. Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

“Put Your Hands Together Against Racism”, reads a colourful poster in the reception hall of the Omladinski centre, on the outskirts of Brcko, a small (...)

Celtic boss Ronny Delia: “I am looking for revenge for what we saw last Wednesday.  . .  if we get a goal in the first half then we have a chance.” Photo: Alan Rennie/PA

Ronny Deila acknowledged the size of the task he has in rescuing Celtic’s Champions League hopes against Legia Warsaw at Murrayfield by admitting succ(...)

Barcelona’s Xavi (left) during the training session at St George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent. The Spaniard has announced that he will retire from international football. Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Spain midfielder Xavi has announced his retirement from international football. The 34-year-old revealed at a press conference with Barcelona on Tuesd(...)

Poles have shown their support for local farmers by posting selfies of themselves eating  apples on Twitter

An apple a day keeps the doctor away; a Polish apple a day keeps Vladimir Putin annoyed – and Polish farmers in business. That is the idea behind an (...)