Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

 Briain McGeary dressed as Santa embraces his sister Brónagh on her arrival back from Vancouver after one year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

For Briain McGeary, the most appropriate way to welcome his sister home for the holidays was by dressing up in a Santa costume when he met her in the (...)

Vyvian White of  Lotus Landscape Design

Vyvian White moved his garden and landscape design business, Lotus Landscape Design, from France five years ago where he had run a business for some 1(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. Photograph: iStock

Researchers at a university in the United States say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the University of Florida’(...)

Aoibheann Sweeney (right) with her partner Inez Murray and their children Finn Murray-Sweeney (7) and Willa Murray-Sweeney (11)

Like many people with metastatic cancer, I spend a lot of time waiting for results. I moved to Ireland three years ago and at the beginning of this su(...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

Nollaig Healy and James Earley.

When were you closest to death? Nollaig: Childbirth, I think. And being exhausted afterwards, thinking ‘can people die from tiredness?’ James: Speak(...)

Pádraig Schäler with family and friends  visited Cape Cod,   where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago, to raise awareness of road safety. Photograph: Courtesy Reinhard Schäler.

A young Irish cyclist in the US on a J1 visa suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was involved in a serious road accident in Cape Cod five yea(...)

Pádraig Schäler with family and friends aim to raise awareness of road safety in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he was injured as a cyclist five years ago.

A young Irish cyclist who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was involved in a serious road accident in Cape Cod five years ago returned to (...)

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