Senator David Norris said the 1916 Rising leaders were ‘traitors to their own cause’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris described the 1916 leaders as “traitors’’ in sharp exchanges in the Seanad today.Mr Norris said he believed that W B (...)

Conor McManus of Monaghan celebrates after his county beat Kildare  to clinch a place in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final stage, unofficially, the cut-off point for the best teams of a particular year.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Media interaction with teams nowadays is generally conducted in environments sufficiently sterile for use in the fight against the Ebola virus. Yet th(...)

Strict rules banning cars more than 10 years’ old on China’s roads kept the brake on the market for classic cars, but it seems rising middle-class inc(...)

A woman  at the tombstone of a deceased relative at a public cemetery a day ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese people today mark the festival of Qingming, Tomb Sweeping Day, a public holiday when people honour their departed loved ones by visitin(...)

Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan takes part in a welcoming ceremony upon her arrival with President Xi Jinping at Moscow's Vnukovo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Freshly installed Chinese president Xi Jinping embarked on his maiden overseas tour as China ’s leader yesterday, starting in (...)