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In 1927, a 30ft Celtic cross was erected on Partridge Island, New Brunswick, Canada, to the memory of all who had died during the typhus pandemic 80 years before.

As our cargo ship moved towards the port of St John, New Brunswick, Canada, our captain sent a telegram to the shipping agents requesting medical atte(...)

Residents clear debris outside their home following the landfall of Cyclone Amphan in the Khejuri area of East Midnapore, West Bengal, on Thursday. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured d(...)

A man rides a bicycle under the rain ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Amphan in Midnapore, West Bengal, India. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images

A powerful cyclone tore into eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, destroying mud houses and embankments and whipping up a storm surge along the(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Monkeys cross a deserted road during a one-day nationwide curfew imposed as a preventive measure against Covid-19  in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images

India is locking down large swaths of the country until at least the end of the month, as it seeks to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus fol(...)

 Parish Priest Fr Greg Howard officiates at the funeral Mass  of Kimberly O’Connor at St Mary’s on the Hill Church in Knocknaheeny, Cork, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A girl aged 16 killed in a car crash a week ago was recalled with love as a kind and generous person at her packed funeral Mass on Wednesday. Jennife(...)

The funeral of Kimberly O’Connor, a transition year student at Terence MacSwiney Community College, Hollyhill,  will take place on Wednesday.

A fundraising page set up to assist the family of a 16-year-old girl who died in a crash on the northside of Cork city last Wednesday night has raised(...)

 Students and activists take part in a protest against Sunday’s  attacks on the  Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, in front of Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Demonstrations erupted across India on Monday after a brutal attack on students and teachers of a premier university in the federal capital New Delhi (...)

 Australia’s Pat Cummins celebrates during a match against England in the 2019 Ashes, in London. File photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Australia’s Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas buy ever in the Indian Premier League, when the Kolkata Knight Riders paid a staggering 155(...)

Gay Byrne: as he  passed through the Pearly Gates, he was probably still asking “Why?” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/PA

During my seminary days at the Irish College Rome, which largely coincided with the Second Vatican Council, I had a line to say in one of the plays we(...)

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