Irish Times travel writer competition winner Ruth Petherick
Divine Indian essence
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 05:24

On the day of my departure, I post a picture of an elephant to my Facebook page with the caption, “Let the adventure begin”. His decoratively painted(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, prepares to try on a hat in a visit to a  charity shop in Holt, Norfolk, on  March 18th. She spent the previous day with her children instead of presenting the St Patrick’s Day shamrock to the Irish Guards. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/Reuters

Did the Duchess of Cambridge snub the Irish Guards on St Patrick’s Day? Britain’s royal correspondents think so, rounding on Kate Middleton for spendi(...)

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall leave Spencer House, London, after getting married. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Rupert Murdoch has wed former supermodel Jerry Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London, the fourth marriage for the media mogul. The 84-year-old(...)

There are many ways of being in India. At Agra Fort, an American girl with henna tattoos and flowing scarves was bargaining with the toilet attendant(...)

Hot air ballooning in the Alps
  • Travel
  • February 20, 2016, 04:00

For a week in mid-winter every year, a small, cuckoo-clock Swiss village is invaded by a multicoloured airborne flotilla, and after sunset its bars a(...)

Letters from Princess Diana: A few months before she died, the princess had consigned many of her dresses to auction to raise funds for charity. Photograph: Reuters

A previously undocumented friendship between an Irish nun and the late Diana, Princess of Wales has come to light in correspondence that has turned up(...)

Joshua Whelan and Aoibhinn Fox, students from Colaiste Bhaile Chlair in Galway, were among anti-bullying ambassadors who have been trained by The Diana Award charity, and came to Facebook to look at the site’s tools for tackling online abuse and harrassment.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Student anti-bullying ambassadors from around Ireland and Britain gathered at Facebook’s Dublin headquarters on Friday to share their experiences and (...)

“Mother Teresa’s statement to the UN conference was dishonest, manipulative opportunism for which it is hard to find adequate words.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s not the fact that Mother Teresa has been credited with cures for which there is no known disease that renders the plan for her canonisation ridic(...)

Campaigns That Shook The World is written by Danny Rogers, and published by Kogan Page, priced €18.99

Given the title of this book by seasoned UK media and marketing journalist Danny Rogers, it is perhaps unsurprising that it opens with accounts(...)