The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

Workers dig up a section of road outside Holborn underground station following an electrical fire in the service tunnels under the pavement in London. There were rush hour delays as a major road in central London remained closed on after an underground electrical fire, which took 12 hours to bring under control and saw the evacuation of more than 2,000 people. Ben Stall/AFP

Commuters are facing rush hour delays as a major three-lane road in central London remains closed, following an underground electrical fire which saw (...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, the parents of five-year-old British boy Ashya King, who were jailed when they took him abroad for brain cancer treatment, have declared their son has made a “miracle” recovery. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

The parents of a five-year-old British boy, who were jailed when they took him abroad for brain cancer treatment, have declared their son has made a “(...)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is happy to rebuild his teams.

Ronald Koeman has earned an impressive reputation when it comes to rebuilding squads, having become accustomed to losing players to bigger clubs duri(...)

An image of ‘Astrid’ taken by Jakub Walutek, winner of the Costal Heritage category of the Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013. Photograph: PA

The official investigation into the grounding of a Dutch-registered sail training vessel with 30 people on board off the Cork coast in July 2013 says (...)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring against West Ham United yesterday evening. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

When Sam Allardyce branded Louis van Gaal’s team as “long-ball United” following Daley Blind’s late equaliser from a Marouane Fellaini knockdown, the (...)

  Arsène Wenger has outlasted 10 Tottenham managers, excluding caretakers, since his arrival at Arsenal in 1996. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger had been asked for his memories of Mauricio Pochettino, the player, and he responded by turning his palm upwards and making a karate-ch(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

File photo dated former British defence secretary Liam. Photograph: PA

Former British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has rejected charges that Conservative backbenchers have proposed to deprive hundreds of thousands of Irish (...)