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(...)

Ireland, Co Wicklow: €550,000, Sherry FitzGerald Bray

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €550,000 for this three-bed bungalow in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. What can you buy for that elsewhere?

Malahide, Co Dublin: €700,000, Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €700,000 for this four-bed at 17 Biscayne, Malahide, Co Dublin. We seek similarly-priced homes around the world

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino. Prosecution in the captain’s trial for multiple manslaughter and causing the shipwreck of the luxury liner has recommended a prison sentence of 26-years. Photograph: Tiziana Fabitiziana/AFP/Getty Images

“May God have pity on Schettino because we cannot.”With those words, the public prosecution asked that a 26-year prison sentence be imposed on Frances(...)

Failure around Europe: a farmer harvests olives this week in southern France; 40-60 per cent of the crop is likely to be lost. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In Cork my grandmother had a lip for the exotic: coffee beans from Reardens, Turkish delight from Hadji Bey, Benedictine from Woodford Bourne, figs fr(...)

It’s always a risk when using superlatives that you’ll run out of the best words for a time when you really need them. You might say one view is st(...)