Yassin Salhi is escorted by police officers during investigations in Saint-Priest, near Lyons. Photograph: Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters

The suspect held over an attack against a French chemical plant has admitted killing his manager, a source close to the investigation said on Sunday. (...)

Dr Padmini Turlapati at the   30th anniversary commemoration of the Air India bombing  at the Flight 182 Memorial, Ahakista, West Cork, June 23rd, 2015. Dr Turlapati lost  two sons, Sanjay (14) and Deepak (11), in the terrorist attack. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A woman who lost two sons in the Air India bombing off the Irish coast in 1985 has criticised the Canadian government for failing to prosecute more pe(...)

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits will open to Irish citizens on Tuesday evening.

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits were snapped up in 12 minutes on Tuesday night.They were expected to (...)

Annie Russell and her husband, Walter Maunder, in India to observe a total solar eclipse in 1898

One of the first professional women astronomers in these islands was Annie Russell, or Mrs Annie Maunder, and April 14th marks the anniversary of t(...)

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, acco(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

The Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada, with the city in the background. A 20-strong delegation from the Alberta capital is attending the Canada Expo in Dublin this weekend. Photograph: Lonely Planet

With a projected shortage of 96,000 workers threatening to hinder the rapid expansion of Alberta’s lucrative oil and gas industry over t(...)

Over the moon: Brendan Nee becomes an Australian citizen on St Patrick’s Day in 2011

As one of the world’s largest St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Sydney parade and family day tomorrow will have all the trappings of an Irish (...)

The ESRI expects 78,000 people to have left the country in the 12 months to April 2014, a 14 per cent drop on the previous year’s figure of 89,000.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of people emigrating from Ireland is believed to be falling significantly as employment figures continue to improve, the Economic and So(...)

The lower denomination coins can’t be used in vending machines, at toll booths or to pay for car parking

The people of Wexford have been talking non-cents since the middle of September as part of a trial that has seen the smallest denomination coins scrap(...)