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 A child wears a  face-mask   to protect against air pollution in Beijing, China: several studies show traffic exhaust  to  be quite toxic.  Photograph: Rolex dela Pena/EPA

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They poin(...)

A file image of  the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, in Co Galway. Photograph: PA

Survivors from the Tuam mother and baby home have called on the Government to begin collecting DNA samples immediately. The Tuam Home Survivors’ Net(...)

World number one Justin Rose during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego on Sunday.  Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP

“I’m not a politician, I’m a pro golfer,” said Justin Rose, the world number one, in vindicating his decision – and, by association, that of many othe(...)

Bianca Doherty is originally from Cork and now lives in San Diego, where she teaches   occupational therapy on the  Master’s and Doctorate programs at the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Here, Bianca Doherty from Co Cork (...)

 Eight border wall prototypes on display in California, US. File photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Competition is heating up in the race for the “mother of all” construction projects, as the shortlist of construction firms competing for the US gover(...)

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer: “This story rehashes claims from bogus lawsuits.” Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has described an article in the Atlantic containing allegations of sexual misconduct against him by four men a(...)

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after his arrest in May 2017 in Mexico City. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

If you have ever wondered how someone becomes the mistress of a drug lord, consider the cautionary tale of Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez López. It does not(...)

 Katie Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  Lauren Underwood  and Angie Craig: tracked Mitch McConnell to petition him to have a vote to reopen the government. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

After I’d been writing a column for a few years, a male boss gave me a T-shirt depicting the Furies swooping. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. The(...)

File image of rapper Azealia Banks performing in California, US. File photograph: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun/AP

The US district court of northern California has granted a motion to subpoena the musicians Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks in the ongoi(...)

Twenty-year-old “Simone” fled Honduras after his two brothers were murdered. He now stays at a shelter in Tijuana with his wife and 18-month-old child. Photograph: Stephen Starr

On an empty, poorly lit street north of downtown Tijuana, a small group of people stand outside the high, galvanised entrance to the Youth Movement 20(...)

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