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Students from Dundee University exit a bus after high winds brought by Storm Ali caused a tree to fall onto the vehicle, in  Fife. Photograph: John Bynorth/Environmental Protection Scotland/PA Wire
Storm Ali causes chaos across Britain
  • UK
  • September 19, 2018, 19:18

A woman was seriously injured as Storm Ali struck Britain. The woman was injured after a tree fell on to her car in Tarporley, Cheshire, England. A(...)

Fred McBride is to step down as the head of Tusla. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The head of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla, Fred McBride, is to step down next month, it has been announced. The agency’s board told staff on Th(...)

The woman had been struck in the eye by a shuttlecock when she was 14, but thought her contact lens had been knocked out at the time. Photograph: Eyestock

A woman had a contact lens removed from her eye, 28 years after it became stuck. The woman, who is now aged 42, had sought medical help after her lef(...)

Venture North camp in Northern Territory, Australia

The oval cocoon of leaves is pulsating. Within seconds, a nest of green ants surges out. They spill out in vast numbers, justifiably angry that their (...)

Pascal Whelan: February 5th, 1942-February 5th, 2017. Photograph: Kevin Griffin
Obituary: Pascal Whelan

Pascal Whelan, who has died at the age of 75, was both a professional stuntman who doubled for many leading actors and the last permanent resident of (...)

A career in anthropology has taken Geraldine Fahy to the Lebanon, Kosovo, the Netherlands and Belgium, but she is now based at the University of(...)

Mike Towell, left, was undefeated going in to Thursday’s fight (not shown in this picture). Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after he was seriously injured in a bout. The 25-year-old had to be carried from the ring on a stretc(...)

University College Cork, where Dr Robert Ryan used to be  based. Dr Ryan is under investigation amid claims he falsified research. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Scottish-based scientist who was awarded grants worth almost €500,000 from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is under investigation amid allegations (...)

Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. Photograph: Action Images/Reuters

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, who was one of the best known and loved sportsmen of the 20th century has died at a hospital in Pho(...)

Kassim by the Sea (1978). Copyright the artist’s estate

De Profundis – Patrick Hennessy Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ★★★★ In 1934 the Scottish artist Edward Baird painted an untypical work as a wed(...)