Police and ambulance vans parked near the apartment being targeted by police in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The Belgian jihadist suspected of masterminding the Paris terror atrocities was reportedly killed when police stormed a flat in the north of the city,(...)

John Treacy winning silver at the 1984 Olympics. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

One of my favourite childhood memories is of being woken from my sleep on August 13th, 1984, by my father. On the television downstairs, Irish athlete(...)

“Almost everyone . . . who spent significant time at the [Kermit] Gosnell [pictured] trial was less pro-choice at the end.”

We were always fairly disinterested in abortion. And by “disinterested” we mean we never thought much about it but, when we did, believed it was an un(...)

The launch of Inner city Enterprise (ICE), which aims to create employment for the long-term unemployed, in 2013. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

When Matt Toman was asked to prove his dedication to the movie business he jumped on a plane for Los Angeles, met some producers and came back with a (...)

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, United States.

Airline WOW air has announced a new route from Dublin to the west coast of the United States. It will begin flying the routes next summer with Los An(...)

Ken Carraher  at his Halloween House of Horrors in Killiney, Co Dublin,  to aid Debra Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A hazardous spill site peopled by zombies, a haunted cemetery and the aftermath of a murder are all scenes that have been staged in Kate Kelly’s front(...)

A Polish court has rejected a US request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a conviction for having sex with a minor in 1977. Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA.

A Polish court has rejected a US request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a conviction for having sex with a minor in 1977. The decision is(...)

 Peter Lawrie is hoping to regain his European Tour card  at the Portugal Masters. Photo:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie will go into this week’s Portugal Masters knowing that only strong finish - possibly in the top five - will see him avoid another trip to(...)

New long-range planes will allow Singapore Airlines to re-start world’s longest journeys. Photograph: Getty.

Singapore Airlines plans to restart the world’s longest flights when it takes delivery of a new ultra- long range plane made by Airbus Group SE in 201(...)

Cathriona White was “a small-town girl with big dreams, and not afraid to pursue them,” said her brother.

“A small-town girl with big dreams.” Small town it may be, but Cappawhite came out in large numbers on Saturday to say goodbye to a popular young woma(...)