A Co Waterford man threatened to throw his partner out of the family home if she refused to have sex with their son, a child sex abuse trial has heard.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A Co Waterford man threatened to throw his partner out of the family home if she refused to have sex with their son, a child sex abuse trial has heard(...)

Former Aston Martin designer Henrif Fisker: His company folded after 4,000 Karma plug-in hybrids had been built and sold, but now he’s back on more familiar territory – designing a custom-built body for existing mechanicals

He was, along with Ian Callum, responsible for the design revolution that turned Aston Martin from moribund maker of grand tourers into a brand repeat(...)

Actress Doris Roberts won four Emmy awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone in CBS’s Everybody Loves Raymond. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/File photo/Reuters

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan was among those to pay tribute to Doris Roberts, best known for playing the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on TV (...)

 Ernie Els did not have a good day with the putter in the first round at the 2016 Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Meltdown! Nightmare! Humiliation! The instant global reaction to the 50 seconds of golf hell endured by Ernie Els on the first hole of the Masters rem(...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Ronnie Corbett: comedian was most cherished for his partnership with Ronnie Barker in the BBC sketch show The Two Ronnies. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Friends and fans of Ronnie Corbett, the diminutive titan of British comedy, have said “goodnight” to the star for the last time after his death at the(...)

Roger Casement: Listed “GBP 50 in gold and silver; 1 pair binoculars; and 1 lamp”

A Treasure Island-style map drawn by Sir Roger Casement to show where he had buried gold and other valuables after landing at Banna Strand in Co Kerry(...)

“That Patrick Pearse had been totally captured by that pre-Christian myth of redemptive violence is clear.” Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland

Jesus of Nazareth did not declare himself head of a sovereign Zion. He did not instruct his followers to seize control of Jerusalem, killing anyone wh(...)

Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, by the English artist Waldron West,   formerly hung in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co Tipperary and made   €13,000

Auction results   Thursday (February 18th) Christie’s, London. Charity auction (for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders) of memor(...)

Superb storytelling: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins

If you read The Night Manager, John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, you probably didn’t envision Jonathan Pine, the character of the title, as blond and ha(...)