Knock basilica: the mosaic depicts the 1879 apparition at Knock

The newly refurbished basilica at Knock, Co Mayo, has won the Interior Architectural Project of the Year 2016 at the Irish Design and Build Awards. T(...)

Cycling: the most pleasant and almost the cheapest way of getting to work in London. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

After writing last week about my latest bike accident I received a fat virtual mailbag. Half the messages came from well-meaning people telling me I (...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

An Irish descendant of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, has spoken about meeting Moore’s American relatives for the fir(...)

Queretaro police chief Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy had previously held a similar job in the state of Aguascalientes, where he formed a unit of women officers who wore high-heeled boots. Photograph: State of Aguascalientes

Women police in the Mexican city of Queretaro have filed complaints that male commanders subjected them to “attractiveness” inspections as part of the(...)

Catherine Kenny, a 32-year-old mother of one, became the fifth homeless person to die on Belfast’s streets since January

Catherine Kenny’s life ended in the doorway of an empty shop last month in Belfast on Donegall Place just metres from the city’s majestic City Hall. (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default following a leaked teleconference transcript. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has accused the International Monetary Fund of attempting to push his country into default and demanded clarifica(...)

Irene Crawley and Joe Dowling from Hands on Peer Education (Hope) at the memorial on the corner of Seán McDermott Street and Buckingham Street in Dublin.   Photograph: Alan Betson

‘You know what kills me?” says Joe Dowling. “Seeing them dealing at the monument.” Dowling is a senior project worker with Hope (Hands On Peer Educa(...)

Choosing a beer these days can be tricky. IPAs, imperial stouts, red ales, blondes… the list is endless. It’s a good thing, of course, with so many n(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader Mike Nesbitt says his party is fighting to win as many seats as possible at the Assembly elections on May. Howeve(...)