President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

Scientists say data showing gold-winged warblers left their nesting site in the mountains of Tennessee a day ahead of a tornado ‘heard it coming’. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves, according to(...)

Brands of baby food which are sold in health food shops are being recalled by the manufacturer because they can make children sick. The Food Sa(...)

Stephen Powell: has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle more than €80m worth of cocaine into the north Wales. Photograph: PA

A 48-year-old English man has been jailed for 16 years for his part in a plot to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into Wales that was foiled by Ir(...)

 Howard Millar, Ryanair’s former deputy chief executive, joins advisory board of Irelandia. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive and financial officer Howard Millar has been appointed to the advisory board of Dublin-based Irelandia Aviation.(...)

Tabaré Vázquez waves a Uruguayan flag to celebrate his victory in the country’s presidential election. His victory follows those in recent weeks for fellow leftists Evo Morales in Bolivia and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Sunday’s comfortable victory for the ruling Broad Front movement in Uruguay was the latest confirmation of the enduring appeal of left-wing rule in So(...)

Double Paralympic gold medalist Mark Rohan talking to locals in Zambia during his trip there with Alan Kerins’s Discovery charity.

In a bare-bones classroom by the flood plains of western Zambia last month, Mark Rohan suddenly caught himself off-guard. He and a party of six others(...)

A young fan of presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front party, Tabaré Vázquez, at a  campaign rally for the movement in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: Matilde Campodonico/AP

Uruguay is set to hand the ruling left-wing Broad Front movement a third consecutive term in office as a reward for overseeing a decade of huge econom(...)

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Things may be (almost) a boomin’ again but some of us are still looking for a job. Whether you’re just out of college, long-term unemployed or (...)

A recent interception of counterfeit pharmaceutical medicine in Dublin was valued at €100,000. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Organised crime gangs behind the illicit drugs trade are becoming increasingly involved in the growing counterfeit and fake pharmaceuticals market, a (...)