People who are not from Galway sometimes argue that its folk spend too much time parading in huge papier mâché heads. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

How’s about you? Here’s a true story (some details of which have been tweaked). Two weeks ago, I was in Connolly Station waiting for a train to Occupi(...)

Pope Francis greets the crowd  in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has called for a Catholic church that is not cosseted, self-centred and obsessed with power and money, as he faces new challenges to his (...)

  Indulgent hotels Capture a castle in Mayo Ashford Castle is synonymous with luxury and now that new owners, the Tollman family, ha(...)

Morocco is a good destination for winter sun

My husband and I are planning a 10-day holiday from mid-October. We would like to go somewhere that doesn’t involve a long-haul flight but which ha(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Saverio Bellante told gardaí ‘I am guilty’ when charged with killing Tom O’Gorman at house in Castleknock

One of three siblings, Saverio Bellante was born on July 7th, 1979, in Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily. On Friday, Bellante was found not gui(...)

In April, a German court started the trial of a 93-year-old former bookkeeper at the Auschwitz concentration camp accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews. It could be one of Germany’s last big Holocaust trials. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during the second World War because he (...)

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(...)

For men thinking about cool footwear in the heat, look no further than Arno by Mr Hare, probably the most beautiful summer shoes that don’t need so(...)