Undated painting of boxing pioneer Tom Molineaux.

Imagine the strangeness: an African-American moving through the Irish countryside in the late 1810s, the Famine more than 30 years in the country’s fu(...)

Chef Richard Corrigan’s group has accumulated losses of about €1.5 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A bounce in sales at celebrity chef Richard Corrigan’s Irish operations, which include the Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, helped overall revenues at hi(...)

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 (...)

The Glass Castle: An uneven adaptation

The Glass Castle, based on Jeannette Walls’s hit 2005 misery memoir of the same name, could easily accommodate the subheading: “Not a child in the hou(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at McCarran International Airport  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Donald Trump arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday to visit a city shaken by the deadliest shooting spree in modern US history. The president a(...)

A police officer stands in front of the closed Las Vegas Strip next to the site of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The bitter US debate on gun control erupted again on Tuesday as investigators struggled to comprehend why Stephen Paddock amassed an arsenal of more t(...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

Sheila Keen Warren is currently married to Michael Warren, her alleged victim Marlene Warren’s widower.

Detectives in Florida believe they have solved a bizarre 27-year-old cold case in which a young woman was shot dead by a balloon-carrying clown who kn(...)

This is part of series on the subject of burnout which continues next week in The Irish Times and on irishtimes.com. We would like to hear from reader(...)

 Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer  was killed by a member of a right-wing grouping during a protest in Virginia last month. Photograph: Justin Ide/Reuters

Cork City Council has extended its sympathies to the family and friends of an anti-racism activist killed when she was mown down by a member of a righ(...)