Beachgoers relax  on a  in Eastbourne in England during a heatwave. A new report warns that global warming could increase vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold in parts of Europe by the end of the century. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty Images.

Global warming could increase vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold in parts of Europe by the end of the century, a new repor(...)

An Ebola patient arriving at Geneva University Hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland on November 21st. Early safety trials for a new vaccine to combat the deadly disease have had encouraging results. Photograph: EPA/Julien Gregorio

An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-(...)

Kate Holmquist is from Massachusetts and has been living in Ireland for more than 30 years I’ve had far more Thanksgivings outside the US than (...)

This is a stock picture of a man taking a selfie using a tablet. For obvious reasons, we cannot publish the actual photographs taken after the iPad was stolen.

It may be a little harsh to put him on the shortlist for Ireland’s dumbest criminal – but one not-so-tech-savvy thief who snatched an iPad has been le(...)

Darren Bent  celebrates scoring one of his 11 goals for Aston Villa in 2011. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has dropped down to the Sky Bet Championship to join Brighton on loan.The 30-year-old former England international, wh(...)

Wales Warren Gatland before his side’s defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium. Wales also unhappy  first question in coach’s pre-match interview was whether he thought the haka gave New Zealand an unfair advantage. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales have written to the BBC complaining about interviews conducted before and after the Test against New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium which cul(...)

Paddy McKillen: the  judge said it “is not in dispute that Mr McKillen is not domiciled in England. He is Irish”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A legal bid to force property investor Paddy McKillen to sell his shares in three of London’s most highly-rated hotels should be heard in London, the(...)

Ian Bailey and Jules Thomas arrive at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Artist Jules Thomas said gardaí told her Ian Bailey had confessed to the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier when he “never had” done so. “I didn’t be(...)

Breck Bednar (14) who was stabbed to death in Essex, England on February 17th. Photograph: Essex Police/PA Wire

Computer engineer Lewis Daynes (19) admitted to the murder of Breck Bednar (14) after changing his plea on the day he was due to stand trial in Essex(...)

Australia batsman Phil Hughes is in intensive care and on life support in an induced coma after being struck on the head by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match. Photograph: Nick Potts/Pa

Cricket helmet manufacturers are doing all they can to prevent head injuries in the sport, according to a former player who now works as a leading (...)