Kian Egan from Westlife: the CIA techniques were probably very successful. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the most infamous torture programmes devised by the CIA post-9/11 used a Westlife single to assault the senses of terror suspects. Now the Amer(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Minister of State Brian Hayes has refused to be drawn on speculation that he will contest the 2014 European elections for Fine Gael in the Dublin cons(...)