Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

 Flat jockey Jimmy Fortune has announced his retirement at the age of 45. Photograph:  Getty Images

Classic-winning jockey Jimmy Fortune has announced his retirement from the saddle after a career spanning almost 30 years. As well as winning the St (...)

Maria McPolin third from left front row.

Sporting preferences in Northern Ireland generally provide a strong indication of religious affiliation but pupils at Victoria College, located in a s(...)

Two North Korean men smile on the Yalu river opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Crouched in a crudely welded steel fishing boat, the North Koreans are pulling in crabs from the Yalu river that divides their country from China. The(...)

Peter Hall: the late director at the National Theatre  in London in March 1976, just before its first public performance. Photograph: Dennis Oulds/Central/Getty

Peter Reginald Frederick Hall Born: November 22nd, 1930 Died: September 11th, 2017 Peter Hall, who created the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age o(...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley said he will refer himself to the parliamentary standards commissioner over a report that he did not declare trips paid for by the Sri Lankan government. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Ian Paisley jnr has said he was referring himself to Britain’s parliamentary standards commissioner after a newspaper alleged he had accepted holidays(...)

Frankie Dettori: bidding to equal Mick Kinane’s record of seven wins in Irish Champion Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

If ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ shapes as if it is likely to be dominated by Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team, then Frankie Dettori is set to add some vi(...)

A man places roses to pay tribute to the late Princess Diana above the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, on Thursday. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP

Fans of Princess Diana gathered at dawn at the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday to celebrate the life of a woman who transformed Britain and it(...)

A police cordon outside Buckingham Palace in London. Two officers received minor injuries. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

A man armed with a knife has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace, leaving two police officers injured, Scotland Yard said. The suspect is being h(...)

Glen Campbell revealed in June 2011, a month before this photograph was taken,  that he had Alzheimer’s disease, saying it had been diagnosed six months earlier. Photograph: Matt Sayles/AP

Glen Campbell, the sweet-voiced, guitar-picking son of a sharecropper who became a recording, television and movie star in the 1960s and 1970s, waged (...)