The people most thankful for Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the American calendar, this year appear to have been retailers. The National Retai(...)

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group. Photograph: Reuters

Senior Republicans yesterday called for expanded air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and for the first time in Syria, to destroy th(...)

 Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan competing in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland have begun seeking the European Indoor bronze medal now due to Roisin McGettigan after Russia’s Anna Alminova became the latest athl(...)

Amtrack’s almost three-hour Acela Express train journey connects Union Station in Washington DC (above) with New York. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Before the train pulls into Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station en route from New York City to Washington DC, conductor Michael Sternfeld announc(...)

Emergency personnel attend to injured performers after a scaffolding collapsed during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Providence, Rhode Island, last night. Photograph: Reuters

A mid-air circus apparatus with acrobats suspended from it collapsed last night during a performance in Rhode Island, injuring up to 20 people, nine s(...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters

European shares changed course to climb higher in late trading after fears that tensions over Ukraine would escalate were eased when Russian presid(...)

The new facility in Rhode Island will employ 370 people when it opens in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Convenience food group Greencore is to move its East Coast operations in the US from two manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts to a new £20 mil(...)

Irish Medical Organisation representatives Eileen Finn, Marian Hendrick, Patricia Kelly Maloney and Eleanor Byrne at the now closed Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin, after the appointment of a provisional liquidator. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was a landmark deal of the boom. In July 2006, Kildare developer Gerry Conlan beat all others with a knock-out €50 million bid to buy Mount Carmel (...)

Mount Carmel Hospital, Churchtown, Dublin: Developer Gerry Conlan paid €50 million for the hospital in july 2006. Loans associated with Mount Carmel were put into  the National Asset Management Agency in 2010.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

1949 The Little Company of Mary Sisters opens Mount Carmel Hospital in Rathfarnham, south Dublin.1960 Investment adds new services and upgrades mater(...)

Visualising Palestine’s objective is to illustrate in a single graphic what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories, in order to make an impact on global public opinion.

The first infographic produced for the website Visualising Palestine, published in February 2012, was sensational. It showed what happens during hu(...)