Eanna O’Cochlain with his daughter Caoibhe: he was arrested in the Philippines on a cannabis possession charge of which he says he is innocent.

An Irish man facing 12 years in jail in the Philippines for possession of a tiny amount of cannabis says he feels he has been abandoned by the Irish G(...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

Tove Lo: shouldn’t be hanging with hellraisers like  Chris Martin

Liam Gallagher: You Better Run (Warner) ★★ During the 1998 World Cup, the English football squad hatched a plan to relieve the boredom of training cam(...)

 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gives his signature fist bump with US actor Steven Seagal, in Manila. Photograph: PPD/AFP/Getty Images

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to targeting big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy “bleeding hearts” (...)

Ireland is ranked 33rd out of 100 countries in terms of the value of its brand

Ireland is one of the fastest growing national brands in the world, with its value rising 24 per cent last year to $427 billion, according to a new st(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

Fr Shay Cullen, founder of the Preda Foundation, which helps victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on developed countries to ban paedophiles and suspected sex offenders from foreign travel in the same(...)

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(...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

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(...)