The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

President Michael D Higgins: said he would make his intentions known after next summer. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Almost two thirds of voters want to see President Michael D Higgins serve a second term in office, according the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion(...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Malcolm Turnbull (right) looks with Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin and Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan at firearms on display in Sydney. Photograph: AAP/Joel Carrett/via Reuters

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said about 51,000 illegal firearms, a fifth of all illegal guns in the country, were surrendered in a three(...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla, speaks during at an event  near Jamestown,  Australia last week. Photograph: Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Here to Sydney in 51 minutes It looks like rocket-powered travel is closer than we think. Elon Musk of SpaceX told the International Astronautical Co(...)

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Alan Betson

Flags are being lowered across all State buildings today as a mark of respect following the death former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave yesterday aged 97. (...)

 Jason Sheehy, finance director, John Molloy, chief executive and Paul Van Den Bergh, sales director from iKydz. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The idea for the iKydz controller was formed after John Molloy, an IT professional who spends much of his working time on the road, grew concerned tha(...)

People at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP Photo/John Locher

US authorities have turned their focus to Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they struggle to establish a motive b(...)

Fr Michael Bergin SJ: died 100 years ago this month

Fr Michael Bergin SJ was the very picture of an Australian war hero. In a portrait from his days as army chaplain, he wears that country’s archetypal (...)

Ryan McVeigh appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Wednesday.

A man who led gardaí on a 22km chase across Donegal reaching speeds of up to 160km/h has been jailed for four months. Ryan McVeigh appeared at Letter(...)