The Mother Daughter relationship
  • People
  • February 28, 2015, 06:00

Are you mad about your mother? Or does your mother drive you mad? These questions are at the heart of a new book by Natasha Fennell and Róisín Ingl(...)

 Adil Charkaoui told a news conference in Montreal that anti-Muslim sentiment in Quebec is to blame for alienating Muslim students, not his classes, where he said only Arabic, the Koran and “basic notions” are taught. Photograph: Dario Ayala/Reuters

A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat denied on Friday he had radicalised Canadian teens believed to have travelled to Syria to (...)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk next to their tank as they take control of the area on the outskirts of Mosul. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters 1:36

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, d(...)

Islamic State militants have targeted religous minorities they view as apostates including Assyrian Christians, Yazidis (above) and Shia Muslims. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mou(...)

 British police say they believe three missing schoolgirls (from left) Kadiza Sultana (16), Shamima Begum (15) and Amira Abase (15) have crossed into Syria in a bid to join Isis. Photograph: Metropolitan police handout/PA Wire

British police said they believed that three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey as part of an attempt to join Islamic State (Isis) militant(...)

Ireland, Cork:  €120,000, McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers
Take Five for €120,000

McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers is seeking €120,000 for this three-bedroom house in Midleton, Co Cork. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

A general view shows the Golden Horn Metro Bridge in Istanbul: Turkey’s largest city racks up a massive 55%  of the country’s total trade production and  35 billionaires – more than Paris, Tokyo or Dubai – have made their homes there.  Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
Boomtime for cities across Turkey

Even with a president on the warpath and almost two million Syrian refugees weighing the country down, a recent study by the Brookings Institution and(...)

Judgments: Key cases in brief

A two-week break during an assault trial did not render a conviction unsafe. DPP vs Franey (2015) IECA 15 (Court of Appeal, Edwards J, February 4th, 2(...)

Turkish soldiers stand guard at the entrance of the memorial site of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, in Karakozak village, northeast of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: AP Photo

Turkish tanks backed by drones and reconnaissance planes entered Syria overnight to evacuate several dozen Turkish soldiers. The soldiers were guardin(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan stands under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during his visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem’s Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem last Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

Charlie Flanagan paid his first visit to the Middle East as Minister for Foreign Affairs this week when he visited Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. On (...)