A couple who survived the Batalcan attacks have  expressed concern over the manner in which the Shelbourne Hotel was evacuated after a fire alarm went off in the hotel on three separate occasions in the middle of night. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Shelbourne Hotel has insisted “correct protocols” were followed after it was criticised for not assisting a wheelchair-bound survivor of the Batac(...)

Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles

Maison et Objet is one of the world’s biggest interiors fairs. It draws retail buyers and interior designers from all over the world to Paris ev(...)

Disclosure by Edward Snowden that the US NSA had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls increased awareness of the activities of foreign intelligence agencies

In the wake of the disclosure in 2013 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls, Taoiseach En(...)

Belgian soldiers stand guard in front of the Brussels’ Palace of Justice. A Belgian court has released from custody  one of 10 people charged with involvement in the Paris attacks. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

A Belgian court released from custody on Friday one of 10 people charged with involvement in the Paris attacks because of insufficient evidence agains(...)

Visiting a pub is the number on reason people come to Ireland while listening to music in a pub is the number one reason they would return. File photograph: Frank Miller

Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St Louis. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party as Jos(...)

“General Falkenhayn, chief of the German general staff (pictured) has obtained such an ascendancy over the Kaiser that he is to-day the most powerful man in Germany”

January 20th, 1916 The Irish Times: “A neutral who has just returned to Paris after a long stay in Germany publishes in Le Temps a remarkable article (...)

Fire fighters work to extinguish a fire that broke out on the top floor of the Ritz hotel in Paris, France, 19th January 2016. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Flames spread through the top floor of the luxury Ritz Paris hotel on Tuesday, as some 60 firefighters tried to put out a fire which threatened the wo(...)

Archive image of Dr Umar Al-Qadri at a protest in O’Connell Street against Islamic State – Not in our Name – on behalf of Irish Muslims in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading Muslim cleric has expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young (...)

Plaster over the cracks or should we plan for the health effects of climate change now? Photograph: Thinkstock

With a historic agreement on carbon reductions forged in Paris last month, the world’s attention is squarely focused on climate change. But could prot(...)

The City Reptrak index for 2015 saw Dublin rise five places from last year, with a score of 72.68 out of 100. Photograph: David Sleator

Dublin has risen five places to 22nd in a list of cities that have the best and worst reputations. According to the City Reptrak index for 2015, Sy(...)

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