A customer reaches for an item on a shelf in an Ikea store Photograph: Sergio Dionisio/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ikea always seems to be having a moment, but right now, it really does seem to be having a even more of A Moment than usual. No less a tastemaker than(...)

 Late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo  and his wife Liu Xia photographed in Beijing on October 22nd, 2002. File photograph: Liu family handout/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Liu Xiaobo - who has died of cancer aged 61 - used his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 2010 to restate a core belief he held for his whole life(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May prepares to address the media following a security meeting in response to Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Saturday night’s attack in London lasted only a few minutes but it left seven people dead, along with three suspected attackers, dozens injured and a (...)

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s primal scream after The Square won the Palme d’Or as French actor Juliette Binoche and jury head Pedro Almodóvar look on at the Cannes Film Festival.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The 70th Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday night with, for the third year in a row, a surprise winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s most signif(...)

A Muslim man, Sadiq Patel, and a Jewish woman, Renee Rachel Black, walk by floral tributes in St Ann’s Square in Manchester on Wednesday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Police were last night investigating a network around the man who killed 22 people in Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena, with possible (...)

Supporters of Manchester United cheer prior to the UEFA Europa League final  match against Ajax   in Stockholm. Photograph: Soren Andersson/ AFP Photo

In the heart of Manchester, they were singing again. About 20 minutes before kick-off, in the heaving Old Nag’s Head off Deansgate, Manchester United (...)

‘I still feel compelled to offer to buy a round of drinks if out with a group, even though the culture here is that everyone pays for themselves.’ Photograph: Birgit Walsh

I moved to Sweden in 1998 following six years in Germany and England. Having a family in 1998 started us thinking about where we would like to be long(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the occupied West Bank village of Silwad. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The two-state solution is in peril. With the Israeli right in the ascendant, the peace process frozen and the presence in the White House of a preside(...)

Delegates at the opening session of the GRA’s 39th annual conference, in Co Galway. Photograph: Conor   Ó Mearain

Rank and file gardaí want specialist anti-terror training several times per year because they will be the first to the scene of any terrorist incident(...)

Denise O Connor in her garden at home in Goatstown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Denise O’Connor is an architect and interior designer. After studying architecture in UCD she worked in London on residential, healthcare and office s(...)