Screenshot from Ryanair’s new US website which was launched on Tuesday. Photograph: ryanair.com/us

Ryanair has launched a new US website calling on American customers to “trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way”.The new website, which went live on (...)

Former Liverpool striker may be on his way from AC Milan  to boyhood club Atlético Madrd. Photograph: Getty Images

Milan have opened negotiations with Atlético Madrid as they seek to dispense with the services of Fernando Torres, who is currently on a two-year loa(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Immigrant Council of Ireland chief executive Denise Charlton said it was the second successive year in which there had been a substantial rise in incidents reported.

The number of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland has more than doubled this year. Latest figures released by the council sh(...)

Can we afford the luxury of spending time reading ancient texts in this modern world? Pictured is Achilles Defeating Hector, 1630-32 (oil on panel) by Peter Paul Rubens. Photograph: Bridgeman/Getty

Why bother to read the Classics today? Haven’t those ancient Greek and Latin books gone way past their user date? Can we afford the luxury of spending(...)

The Dalai Lama, flanked  by Rome’s mayor Ignazio Marino, arrives at the opening of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Friday December 12th. The pope declined to meet the spiritual leader. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis has denied a private audience to the Dalai Lama because it could harm the Holy See’s already fraught relations with China, the Vatican sa(...)

Health professionals with Médecins Sans Frontières at a training session in Brussels prior to their depature for west Africa to deliver care to Ebola patients.  Photograph: MSF

On a freezing morning near an industrial site on the outskirts of Brussels, a group of 40 people are hugging Styrofoam cups of coffee and chatting as (...)

Samir Nasri celebrates his opener against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Getty Images

AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2There have not been too many distinguished nights for Manchester City since they started dining on the top table of Europea(...)

‘They are uplifted by some signs of hope among US bishops –  for instance the Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley (above), in a recent television interview, stating that the Vatican investigation of the US women religious was a “disaster”.’ Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

I have recently returned from an 18-city speaking tour in the US, organised by the network of Church Reform movements. They impressed me. Their commit(...)

Pope Francis says he intends to travel to Africa once and to Latin America three times next year. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/EPA

Pope Francis has said he would like to “open the doors” to the divorced and remarried, saying they must be “integrated” into Church life.“In the case (...)