From Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

The best of the children’s and young adult books published in 2014 were distinguished by their variety, their originality, their literary and artis(...)

Jennifer Hosten of Grenada (left) was Miss World 1970. Megan Young of the Philippines (right) is the reigning Miss World. Spot the difference in our 1970 - 2014 picture show (below). Some things really don’t ever change. Illustrations: Paul Scott

Miss World is the cockroach of the entertainment scene. Once it checks in, it’s unlikely to check out. Last year Miss World strutted its stuff in Indo(...)

The 10th ecumenical ‘Walk of Light’ involving churches in Dublin takes place on Sunday 23rd November.The walk will begin at 4 pm with prayers in St Ma(...)

Brian Lenihan, the then minister for finance, and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank: their correspondence from 2010 reveal that the ECB was calling all the shots.

The exchange of letters between the then president of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet and the late Brian Lenihan reveals the then financ(...)

US president Barack Obama photographed meeting with his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. He  could be on track to see his party record the biggest losses in the House of any presidential term since Harry Truman. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Barack Obama will need all his great oratorical powers to explain the Republican wins over Democrats in the US midterms elections that exceed the “she(...)

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is shown around by young children cared for by the Hope Foundation in Kolkata. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision .

The slums of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, are a world removed geographically and economically from the Dome in Tralee. Rose of Tralee Maria W(...)

‘Dolores had a special message for An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, which she delivered with her eye focused firmly on him.’  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hope House, situated on the banks of the Moy in Foxford, Co Mayo, is a residential centre specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drugs, gambling an(...)

Six years since their last album, and the first not to feature bass player and creative force Paul Gray, who died in 2010, Slipknot return, seeming(...)

 The Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Richard Keatley, Dublin City Exiles  at a photocall for the Rugby League World Cup, at Government Buildings.  Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Former Hull and Hull KR fullback Shannon McDonnell has been named in Ireland’s initial 29-man squad for the 2014 European Championships, which get un(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed  the country was now in “a different space” from the situation a few years ago, when unemployment and interest rates soared as 250,000 lost their jobs.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish health service should introduce a policy of having no waiting lists and incentivise staff to achieve this goal, a conference on health servi(...)