Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)

A recent study has found that as many as 100 million planets in our galaxy have the potential to harbour complex life.

A recent study has found that as many as 100 million planets in our galaxy have the potential to harbour complex life.The report, compiled by a group (...)

Bob Gordon (left) and Bob Butler paint crosses they placed in front of 16 American flags as they build a memorial in front of Central Christian Disciples of Christ church for the victims of the shooting at Fort Hood on April 3rd, 2014 in Killeen, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas on Wednesday before turning the gun on himself had visit(...)

Karl Wall: “It’s greed – that’s what usually causes this stuff.”

Karl Wall must be a glutton for punishment. The Dubliner is leaving his role on the board of Nasdaq-quoted reinsurance and run-off specialist, (...)

Doonbeg Golf Course,  Co Clare.

In the golfing world, Donald Trump is a serious player. Not, admittedly, when it comes to winning green jackets or claret jugs or such l(...)

People watch a service in memory of the victims of the Santiago train crash on a screen outside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters.

Mourners in Spain packed a memorial service tonight for the 79 people who died in the country’s worst rail disaster in decades, as investigators prepa(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after losing to Belgium’s Steve Darcis during day one of the Wimbledon Championships . Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Rafael Nadal refused to blame his problematic knees in the wake of his shock first-round exit at the hands of Steve Darcis this afternoon. The Spaniar(...)

Research has found some cockroaches avoid traps baited with glucose to avoid poisoning. Photograph: Getty Images

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kit(...)

A Co Kildare-based charity has had to return more than €130,000 in donations in recent weeks after its websit(...)

 Kidnap victim Gina DeJesus gives a thumbs up after arriving home with family members  in Cleveland, Ohio.  Photograph: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images.

Two newly freed Cleveland women had family homecomings today after a decade of captivity in a house where police said chains and ropes had been(...)