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Jeffrey Epstein  in a photograph taken for the New York state criminal justice services’ sex offenders’ register on March 28th, 2017. Photograph: New York state criminal justice services via Reuters

It was Friday night in a protective housing unit of the federal jail in lower Manhattan, and Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of trafficking gir(...)

The Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, which is due to placed into administration. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With the announcement that the once world-famous Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff is to be placed in administration, the sad story of Northern (...)

Not exactly instagrammable: Conor Pope with ‘the ferny thing I fed orange juice to’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The lowest point came when I force fed one of my plants orange juice. I may not be the most green-fingered of folk – despite the fact that I come from(...)

Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot programme. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A new programme in Wales will allow family doctors to offer patients an unusual prescription for better health – bicycles. The pilot programme, the f(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Brian O’Donovan was born in 1957 in Clonakilty,West Cork, and now  works as a broadcaster for Boston Public Radio. He presents a show that explores “traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world”

Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Brian O’Donovan is the second youngest of nine children,(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin  said the World Meeting of Families was “the tale of two congresses: there’s what happened on the ground, and then there’s what happened in the media”

The simmering resentment of some Catholic clergy in Ireland over low attendance at events during the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland has finally brok(...)

Conditions are ideal for skiing which makes it the perfect introduction to movie-like New England inn-style living

“Dress like a pro – at least you’ll look the part”, was my cousin’s snappy advice as she surrendered her pro winter gear for an upcoming trip to the W(...)

Paula Murrihy will play Judith in the upcoming production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle for the Dublin Theatre Festival

Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy’s journey from Kerry to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Salzburg Festival, not to mention her reg(...)

Brendan O’Regan, who was catering comptroller at Shannon Airport and a onetime chairman of Bord Fáilte

It may now be a global $70 billion business, but it has its origins in the mind of one Clare man. And like many innovations, the concept of duty free,(...)

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