Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau  in Washington, where he raised a trade dispute involving Bombardier aircraft. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has said he talked to US president Donald Trump about the Bombardier dispute which threatens more than 4,000 jo(...)

Then taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking in the National Gallery  when he launched Creative Ireland,  an ambitious plan for the arts, which sceptics regarded as just cosmetic fluff.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The winter sun streamed through the tall windows of the refurbished Shaw Room in the National Gallery last December as theatre directors, film-makers(...)

The happy pair: Brothers Stephen and David Flynn on the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We are all heartily sick of hearing about people who claim to be “social influencers” on the internet. With their free gifts, free trips, goodie bags (...)

You try to practise good, scientific-based medicine, with good evidence for everything, and give your best

It was a bitter-sweet week in my office. We were sad because Gaia, our resident medical student for the past 18 weeks, had completed her attachment in(...)

The suspects allegedly planned to target Times Square. File photograph: iStock

Three men have been arrested since May of last year on charges of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State in the summer of 2016, US prosec(...)

More than 1,000 people in Bombardier’s Belfast plant are directly employed manufacturing wings for CSeries planes. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The US Department of Commerce has delivered a further blow to Bombardier workers in Belfast by adding another tariff of nearly 80 per cent on sales of(...)

 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(...)

 Zoulikha Aziri, mother of Mohamed Merah, angered civil plaintiffs by blowing a kiss to her son in the court. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/Getty Images

The first trial for a jihadist massacre in France opened on Monday in Paris, 5½ years after Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Franco-Algerian, murdered thr(...)

Overcome the winter blues. Photograph: Getty Images

“In the depth of winter,” Albert Camus once observed, “I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.” The grey, wet and cold depths (...)

A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)