Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to FIfa president Sepp Blatter during the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

During a match between Brazil and Uruguay at Confederations Cup in 2013 in Brazil, a warm-up event for the World Cup, there were riots outside the sta(...)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media after the declaration of the Newark by-election at Kelham Hall near Newark. UKIP came second in the byelection but trailed the Conservatives by 7,000 votes. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.

British prime minister David Cameron has won a significant by-election in England, beating the UK Independence Party by some 7,000 votesThe result in (...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly said he would be seeking reassurances from the HSE and Beaumont Hospital that the protocols in place were sufficient. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Up to 50 patients and families affected by the CJD scare at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin made contact with the hospital’s helpline today. A hospital sp(...)

Minister for Health, James Reilly: will be seeking reassurances that protocols to prevent a recurrence are sufficient. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

PAUL CULLENThe Health Service Executive has said it doesn’t know the exact risk faced by patients who were operated on with instruments used on a pati(...)