Frame up: Welles on the set of ‘Verites et mensonges’ (‘F For Fake’ or ‘Truths and Lies’), 1973 (Photo by Apic/Getty Images)

Orson Welles was a 16-year-old prodigy when he blagged his way on to the stage of Dublin’s Gate Theatre. Recalling his time there, he said: “I star(...)

In one of the most bizarre twists in America’s war on terrorism, the CIA assigned veteran operations officer Harold James “Jim” Nicholson to run a cou(...)

The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters

A rocket which exploded shortly after takeoff on Sunday in Florida was the third loss of a cargo ship headed to the International Space Station in the(...)

Carlow Brewing Company chief executive Seamus O’Hara.

The Carlow Brewing Company, makers of O’Hara’s craft beer, has announced a collaboration with a US brewer. The US-style craft beer, with the wo(...)

US president Barack Obama has paid tribute to an Irish woman who has just become a US citizen in an address on immigration reform. Photograph:  Jim Wilson/The New York Times.

President Barack Obama has paid tribute to an Irish woman who has just become a US citizen in an address on immigration reform. Mr Obama said Ann Der(...)

The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

An image of Oscar Romero looks down on his beatification ceremony  in San Salvador. More than 250,000 people gathered in the capital for the occasion.  Photograph: Rodrigo Sura/EPA

Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was shot at the altar by a right-wing(...)

Gafa Bites is a mini film festival taking place on Sunday May 24th in Co Meath offering a feast of short films on a whole range of topics – such as(...)

George Mitchell:  Spent a month going around each of the 10 parties, and the British and Irish governments, seeking agreement on his timetable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senator George Mitchell said he almost lost his temper once during the difficult negotiations that led to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, which put Northe(...)

Gardaí do not believe 37-year-old Dubliner Joseph Whelan was the victim of foul play.

Gardaí are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining the cause of death for a man whose remains were found in a Co Cavan lake on Sat(...)