My sittingroom armchair was sacrosanct but the younger boy has begun to lay claim to it. Maybe I need to flee further, to a shed in the garden. Photograph: Getty Images

Cloffice is a terrible word but not a bad idea. The notion of an office in a closet is not immediately enticing; in fact it sounds like the work of th(...)

Gunfire sent shoppers fleeing for cover into stores and stockrooms. Photograph: iStock

A man is dead and 12-year-old girl has been injured following a shooting at an Alabama shopping centre prior to Black Friday shopping. The gunfi(...)

“Contrary to these invented claims, Ryanair has experienced very little industrial action this year from its staff,” the airline argues. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

US shareholders are suing Ryanair and chief executive Michael O’Leary for making “false and misleading statements” about the airline’s industrial rela(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

 Chairman of Dalata John Hennessy and Pat McCann, chief executive of Dalata. The company is expected to   report strong results. Photograph: Maxwell photography.ie

Monday Results: Glenveagh Properties, Manchester United. Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Aug); euro zone manufacturing PMI (Aug); UK manufactur(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents Myles Joyce’s great-granddaughters Carolyn (left) and Alice Conaboy, with parchment copies of the formal Presidential pardon granted earlier this year to Myles Joyce. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two great-grandchildren of Maolra Seoighe, who was pardoned by President Michael D Higgins earlier this year for crimes he did not commit, have called(...)

 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus returns to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their first-round match at  Wimbledon. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova slumped out of Wimbledon in the first round on Tuesday, beaten by inspired world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Be(...)

Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare in Preacher. Photograph: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Inside the American Embassy Monday, C4, 10pm With a new UK Ambassador, Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson IV, in place, a major relocation from Grosvenor Square i(...)

New To The Parish author Sorcha Pollak, centre, with James and Ellen Baker; Maisa al-Hariri Azeez Yusuff;  Chandrika Narayanan Moham; and George Labbad, all of whom tell their story of moving to Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I can’t remember the first time I heard the word “refugee”. It was a term I was always aware of growing up, a label intricately connected to my own fa(...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in January 1992 before moving to Birmingham with his family when his father got a j(...)

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