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Remembering Niccolai Schuster: the late student’s friends and family celebrate Ellie Mac’s Leopardstown win. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fairy-tale first winner at Leopardstown Christmas Festival brought jubilant and emotional scenes by the track and in the winner’s enclosure afterwar(...)

Undated  image issued by the European Southern Observatory of an artist’s impression showing a huge cigar-shaped object assumed to be an interstellar asteroid. Photograph: ESO/M Kornmesser/PA Wire

A huge cigar-shaped object assumed to be an interstellar asteroid could be an alien starship, scientists believe. The bizarre claim was made as resea(...)

Trading volumes were thin on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an early close on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares slipped after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the Dax, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to(...)

Workers remove part of a balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California in June 2015. Relatives of six college students who died when the balcony collapsed, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

The loss of life and the life-changing nature of injuries to the survivors meant that civil actions arising from the Berkeley balcony collapse were al(...)

“I heard a crack and knew I was f**ked.” That was how one survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse is said to have recalled the moment that left the(...)

A candlelight vigil is held on June 17th, 2015, for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Relatives of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors have settled legal actions against the corporate owner(...)

Prof Matthew Walker: “Regular sleep – seven to eight hours a night – is the best method to maintain brain and body health. We are the only species which deliberately deprives ourselves of sleep.”

Two-thirds of adults in the developed world don’t get the World Health Organisation’s recommended eight hours’ sleep per night, according to Matthew W(...)

Extended hours will be in operation at the Peter McVerry homeless youth café on Berkeley Street.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional 200 beds are to be made available for rough sleepers in Dublin on Monday evening, The temporary accommodation spaces have been sourced (...)

Irish chef and teacher Frances Wilson, living in Berkeley, California: “It is so awful to think of what the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys will look like for years to come”.

Northern California’s wine country, home to some of the US’s most celebrated wineries, has been devastated by this week’s wildfire outbreaks. At least(...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

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