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Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump broadened his assault on US allies on Wednesday, lashing out at the European Commission for aggressively pursuing antitrust cases against(...)

Twin peaks: initial study results, presented recently at an American Society for Nutrition conference, have documented variations in how participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins

A decade ago, spurred by the success of the Human Genome Project and the affordability of genetic sequencing, scientists began to explore the promise (...)

Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

‘Real tension’ between privacy and safety: Adam Mosseri, chief executive officer of Instagram. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has laid out his long-term vision to ramp up retail and tap the desire of the photo app’s 1 billion users to indu(...)

Fr Dominic Valanmahal. Photograph via Facebook

A Catholic diocese in Canada has cancelled a retreat to be given there next month by Indian priest Fr Dominic Valanmanal who has been preaching that a(...)

Sir Charles Coghlan third from left receiving an  honorary degree from Trinity 1926.

Arriving with my family to live in Harare, Zimbabwe almost four years ago, we were met by the then president of the Mashonaland Irish Association (MIA(...)

Building the future: there is a pressing need to keep a lid on soaring building costs, and that includes labour costs.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

You don’t need to be an ideological-wing nut to accept that during the last boom, an overenthusiastic embrace of liberal economic values – or right-wi(...)

Tahothoratie Cross in An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara. Tahothoratie  studied  Irish for three weeks at Acadamh na Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

A member of the Mohawk Nation was among 20 Canadian students to complete an Irish language course this week in An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaelta(...)

Shane O’Connor, who is originally from Spancilhill, Co Clare, lives in Munich and works for an environmental and food science company

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane O’Connor from Spancilhill, Co Clare, now lives in Munich, where he works for an environmental and food science com(...)

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