Steve Alexander (left)  his brother Doug jnr and their parents  Doug and Lily died in a collision on the N25 Rosslare to Cork road near New Ross on Monday.

A colleague of one of the four people killed in a car crash in Co Wexford on Monday, US policeman Stephen Alexander, has described him as “an unbeliev(...)

As you leave Carrick-on-Suir behind, look out for some of the last remaining traditional fishing cots moored along the river, shallow, wooden fishing punts of a type that date back to the time the bridge was built.

Walk: The River Suir from Carrick-on-Suir to Kilsheelan Distance: 11km Suitability: Suitable for all Terrain: Mainly grassy river bank How to Get(...)

Aleppo regeneration: solar-powered street lights in damaged eastern zone. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Syria may be the only country in recent times to rebuild before a devastating war ends. Aleppo, Syria’s former commercial powerhouse, has been transfo(...)

Students demonstrate in Barcelona against the position of the Spanish government to ban the self-determination referendum of Catalonia. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Parnell Monument which stands at the top of Dublin’s O’Connell Street is an almost 50m high triangular obelisk similar in prominence to the well k(...)

Customers at the new Amazon bookstore - the online retail behemoth’s seventh bricks-and-mortar store - at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry. “Amazon is n(...)

Amanda Abdon in front of the gift shop where she works in Mount Gilead, Ohio. Abdon, who voted for Donald Trump, is eager for a repeal of the health care tax penalty her boyfriend had to pay this year. Photograph: Andrew Spear/New York Times

The challenge Annette Cottrell pondered was how to grade US president Donald Trump’s stormy first full week on the job. A trade war bubbling up with M(...)

Stuart Cole, director, Adams Fine Art Auctioneers, with actor Sarah Kinlen, holding the historic Patrick Pearse letter. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Government officials have ruled out forcing the owner of Pádraig Pearse’s handwritten surrender letter to sell it to the state. The note, which marke(...)

Stuart Cole of Adam’s  and Sarah Kinlen with the  Patrick Pearse letter   urging rebels to surrender. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is understandable that when a significant historical document finds its way into an auctioneer’s catalogue, there are calls for the State to buy it(...)

Former astronaut and senator John Glenn gives the thumbs up  after returning from space in October 1998, at the age of 77. Photograph: George Shelton/Nasa/Reuters

John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world’s oldest astronaut, in(...)

Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in 2011,  may have inspired Ohio State University attack suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan, according to the FBI.

The man who injured 11 people in an attack at Ohio State University may have been inspired by Islamic State and the late al Qaeda-linked cleric Anwar (...)

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