Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

Actor Niamh O’Rourke portrays  Countess Constance Markievicz at an Easter Rising centenary commemoration in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s Easter Monday, and the pinnacle of the centenary celebrations, although like a good little pedant, I’m saving marking the occasion properly until(...)

Ballot Paper. More women than ever will be on ballot papers as a result of gender quotas. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A letter from a group of feminists appeared in US periodical the Nation in February 2008. The feminists had gathered for coffee and cakes and other fe(...)

US comedian Bill Cosby arrives at a court house in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault, December 30th, 2015. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images
Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault
  • US
  • December 30, 2015, 15:29

Comedian Bill Cosby was yesterday charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 after plying her with drugs and alcohol. This marks the only crimin(...)

If there’s one thing Ireland knows how to do well apart from the odd football upset, it’s coming up with a tune to accompany it. Italia 90’s “Put ‘Em (...)

'But for the mild penis-anxiety blip, Magic Mike XXL is all about the women'

Let me preface this piece by stating that this is not a review of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the Steven Soderbergh 2012 sleeper hit Magic Mike. (...)

Aisha Ahmed (49), also known as Gloria Anwulika Aro (47), was arrested at her home at Sundale Parade, Tallaght, Dublin 24 last October, on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Italian authorities, who have been looking for the Nigerian native for several years. Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A mother of six has who is suspected of being a drug importer in Italy, where she is wanted to serve a 20-year prison sentence imposed in her absence,(...)

Comedian and actor Tara Flynn said the yes campaign could not be complacent and urged the crowd to tell people who are undecided to vote yes. Photograph: Áine McMahon.

Hundreds of people gathered at Merrion Square in Dublin on Sunday for a Yes Equality event organised by LGBT noise. Gay and lesbian choir Glori(...)

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt,  once one of the richest men in the US, who died on board the Lusitania.

Few American families are as synonymous with wealth and the gilded age of the New York elites as the Vanderbilts.The family fortune was founded by Co(...)

 Once in a lifetime:  the new Six Senses retreat in Doura, Portugal
The hot list for honeymoons
  • Travel
  • February 14, 2015, 06:00

Action in the Azores Think of them as being like the Aran Islands, but with pineapples. For a clean, green escape with mountains to hike and vol(...)