A map showing the location of the attack on the  Army Public School, in Peshawar. Graphic: Reuters / Irish Times Studio

Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly children, before Pak(...)

Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station in Dublin is one of the buildings being considered. It was vacated in 2011 due to health and safety concerns. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Just three State-owned properties have been identified by the Office of Public Works as potentially suitable to help tackle what campaigners say is a (...)

The hearse carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela travels through a street in Pretoria, this morning, on its way to the Union Buildings, where his coffin will lie in state for three days. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s coffin has arrived at South Africa’s main seat of power for public viewing.The streets were lined with people who had gathered to wat(...)

Nelson Mandela: The  first democratically elected president of South Africa had repeatedly been hospitalised with lung troubles in recent years. Photograph:  Camera Press/ Yousuf Karsh

Surrounded by close friends and family members, Nelson Mandela was breathing on his own before he died, free of the life-support system that had kept (...)