Nasa findings indicate the result “a true shocker” and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature. Photograph: Getty Images

Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate em(...)

The murder of journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996  shifted the Special Criminal Court’s focus on to organised crime. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The murders of David Byrne and Eddie Hutch snr have pitched the Special Criminal Court into the general election campaign. Minister for Justice Franc(...)

Smoke was still billowing from the site of two devastating explosions in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin early on Friday, as relatives contin(...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

Police and gendarmes carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion. Photograph: Getty

Police on the island of Reunion are examining what appears to be a piece from an aircraft found washed ashore, amid speculation that it could be wreck(...)

This is an easy-to-digest book with a simple premise. It aims to teach business presenters how to draw live pictures to enliven presentations. There(...)

Relatives of an AirAsia QZ8501 passenger, whose body was recovered, leave following a handover ceremony in Surabaya, East Java on Monday. An Indonesian naval patrol vessel has found what could be the tail of the crashed passenger jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located. Photograph: Reuters

An Indonesian naval patrol vessel has found what could be the tail of a crashed AirAsia passenger jet, the section where the crucial black box voice a(...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott. Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to intercept asylum seekers’ boats outside its territorial waters. Photograph: Reuters

Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to in(...)

Former  president Mary McAleese: “The church is not terribly happy with criticism”

Speaking in Sydney yesterday, former president Mary McAleese argued for a greatly increased role for women in the Catholic Church, saying: “The old bo(...)