Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

In what’s been a closely guarded family secret, the late Walmart heir John Walton gave half of his then-$17 billion estimated fortune to charitable trusts and a third to their only child, Lukas Walton, now 29, an analysis of court documents reveals. His wife Christy got the rest.

Ever since Walmart heir John T Walton died 10 years ago in a plane crash, it has been widely assumed that he passed the bulk of his vast estate to (...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates his second goal against the United States during a friendly  at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: CJ Gunther/PA

Welcome back, then, the Premier League. On you go. No really. Don’t wait. Let me just sit here and get my breath back. There may have been more frothi(...)

St Mary’s Pro Cathedral: “As part of its celebration of 175 years of uninterrupted publication, a Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at 11am on Sunday,  June 7th, in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin at which readers and supporters of the Tablet will be welcome.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford last month was the culmination of its massive five-year restoration project. It also provided an oc(...)

The motor industry accounts for 11 per cent of the UK’s export earnings, employs 770,000 from shop floor to showroom and generates £64 billion (€87 billion) in annual turnover.

The electric supercharger conceived in Essex is British innovation at its best. A compressor driven by an electric motor that forces more air into the(...)

A story that is uncomfortable

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.The opening words of Handel’s Messiah are linked by many with the Christmas story. They are the plead(...)

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

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(...)

File image: A postmortem will take place this morning at Waterford University Hospital on a man who died in a two car crash at Ballybannon, Co Carlow yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A postmortem will take place today at Waterford University Hospital on a man who died in a two car crash at Ballybannon, Co Carlow. The 42-year-old m(...)

Lucas and Michelle Neville at the High Court, Dublin. “What happened to him and what he went through should not have happened,” Mrs Neville said yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A mother whose only son has a severe and permanent brain injury due to head injuries suffered during a schools rugby match and at training has voic(...)

Lucas Neville and his mother Michelle Neville outside  the High Court in  Dublin today.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A student has sued for € 5million in damages over serious head injuries suffered after he collapsed having played a few minutes at the end of (...)