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UK foreign secretary Liz Truss told a US audience three years ago that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only ‘affect a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks,’ Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss told a US audience three years ago that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only “affect a few farmers with(...)

A concert called Music of Resistance in a bunker in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine

People are returning to the formerly vibrant city disfigured by scarred buildings and shell craters In the otherwise eerily empty centre of(...)

The European Broadcasting Union, which runs the Eurovision Song Contest, said “the EBU takes any suspected attempts to manipulate the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest extremely seriously”. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Irregular voting patterns have been identified in the results of six countries involved in the second Eurovision semi-final stage, according to a stat(...)

 Mother and daughter Viktoria Moreva and Viktoria Moreva – both have the same name – with their pet cats Seamus and Remus, and their dog Barelish, having escaped Ukraine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Victoria Moreva fled Donetsk in 2014 when war broke out between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army in Donbass. She hoped the southern Ukrainia(...)

Council of the Russian Compatriots in Ireland  organisers of a Victory Day convoy from Enfield to Athlone: About 150 people gathered for the event. Photograph: Tom Honan

Those who gathered for a Co Meath Victory Day rally organised by the Russian community were not supportive of the war in Ukraine but were there to rem(...)

Part of an anti-war art exhibition in the King’s Square in Bucharest, Romania. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Strategy is a lofty word – it often comes accompanied by “grand”. But it really means something quite simple: the matching of means to ends. Or, as t(...)

Rick Scott, a former Florida governor, told the Fox network in an interview that he was finished giving his money to Mickey Mouse. Photograph:  Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty

In the years after his death in late 1966, rumours spread that the American animator, film producer and the man behind the concept of the large-scale (...)

The Stella Cinema in Rathmines: “Armchairs you could sleep in, especially if you put your feet up on the leather-covered ottomans with which each seat is now equipped.”

A gloriously restored Stella Cinema in Rathmines was the ironic setting earlier this week for the world premiere of a documentary called Shackleton’s (...)

Although Jeffrey Epstein never played the cello, he took a particular interest in obtaining one of the finest. Photograph: Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

When Jeffrey Epstein died in prison in 2019, he took many secrets with him. One was how a sexual predator and college dropout managed to forge bonds w(...)

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy  speaks to then president Donald Trump: Mr McCarthy’s assertion on the taped phone call is at odds with Trump’s refusal to accept responsibility for the attack on the US Capitol which led to the deaths of a number of people.   Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Former US president Donald Trump acknowledged “some responsibility” for the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th last year by his supporters, the(...)

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