A still  image taken from video released by the Hua Hin Municipality shows an elderly British couple and their son on the ground after they were attacked during a family vacation in Hua Hin, Thailand. A video of the attack  captured by overhead security cameras was posted this week on social media. Photograph: AP

A British man who, alongside his mother and father, was beaten unconscious in a Thai beachside resort has said his family will never return to the cou(...)

Grandfather Zhen Qingchun, who has  seven grandsons, aged 11 to 20: “Our situation is very common. The parents go away to work, the older generation takes care of them. You have to make money, and you usually can’t take your children with you.”  Photograph: Clifford Coonan

A dozen elderly people, some wearing the blue tunics and black slippers of Mao Zedong’s more doctrinaire era, are waiting in the rain beneath a bus sh(...)

It is time that we re-examine the role of teachers and the contribution they make to the formation of our young people

Newly qualified teachers are speaking out about the lack of pay parity for those who have joined the teaching profession since 2011. This gap in pay (...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

Pilots’ unions on both sides of the Atlantic accuse Norwegian Air International of using Ireland as a flag of convenience to hire cheap labour

European pilots have vowed to continue to challenge a US decision to grant an Irish-based airline a licence to fly there on the grounds that it will (...)

Trinity College provost Patrick Prendergast. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The provost of Trinity College Dublin is studying a map of the country’s oldest university. “There’s a lot happening, and a lot about to happen,” say(...)

Spain’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, like many modern airports, is impressive to look at but neglects the comfort of travellers.
Airports in terminal decline
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 03:13

One morning in 1977 Brian Eno, electronica pioneer and former synthesiser player for Roxy Music, was sitting in an airport in Cologne, in what was th(...)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe addresses about 10,000 former war fighters: veterans pledged their loyalty to Mr Mugabe, but also presented a list of grievances and demands for top positions in government.  Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on Thursday accused potential successors of wishing him dead and told ruling Zanu-PF supporters to unite against fo(...)

One of the most expensive paintings sold at the Ganz auction was Picasso’s Women of Algiers, version O. It’s one of a celebrated series of 15 paintings Picasso made in the mid-1950s. In addition to “O,” the Ganz auction featured versions “M,” “H,” and “K.”

After a chance discovery, the grandson of a Jewish art dealer learned that a valuable painting he believed the Nazis had looted from his grandfather m(...)

PayPal isn’t at all bothered to have Saudi Arabia as one of the countries in which it offers its services.Photograph: Alan Betson

This week’s topic is hypocrisy in the corporate world. Oh, I know – we could be here forever. That’s why I have narrowed down that vast category to (...)