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Humanitarian assistance from Australia is unloaded at Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga on Thursday. Photograph: Emma Schwenke/Australian Defence Force/ AFP via Getty Images

The first aid flights reached Tonga on Thursday with more en route, five days after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami, as communities inten(...)

Rod Stewart: ‘Ireland just has some magic for me.’ Photograph: Penny Lancaster

‘You know I’m not allowed to call you darling any more. Or pet, or baby,” Rod Stewart says incredulously, after letting the word slip in our conversat(...)

Pre-Covid-19 Ikea could accommodate the size of a mid-size Irish town. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Officially, Ikea in Ballymun was supposed to open at 10am. But there were 40 people waiting outside the Dublin store at 8am so the managers opened (...)

’It wasn’t like this in primary school. Really, it wasn’t.  I used to have light-up shoes. I had a friend whose hair was cut up to her ears.’ Stockphoto: Getty

In “The Picture Of Dorian Gray, ” Oscar Wilde writes; “All influence is immoral”. This is so because ;”to influence a person is to give him one’s own (...)

Aladdin: the late Howard Ashman plays a showstopping Prince Ali.

Keep the boredom at bay with singalongs and adventures on the latest streaming service 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) This Oscar-winning ad(...)

 A C-130 Hercules plane from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service dropping fire retardent to protect a property during an operation to douse bushfires on January 10th. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, (...)

Standish O’Grady

The Shattered Worlds of Standish O’Grady By Christopher Boettcher Four Courts Press, €55 Standish O’Grady’s background was west Cork landed gentry. Ea(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks to the media ahead of his meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At least he turned up when he said he would. Which counted as a good start. Supporters of the British prime minister may refuse to accept their man (...)

According to myth, the Milesians from Galicia sailed to Ireland after their leader Breogán built a tower based on the Roman tower of Hercules which still stands in A Coruña.

Spain’s most read newspaper, Marca, usually preoccupies itself with the comings and goings of the country’s largest football clubs especially Real and(...)

Shazam! seems part of a course correction toward more light-hearted, audience-friendly movies

With one Captain Marvel already flying high on the silver screen, Brie Larson’s character is about to be joined in cinemas by the first hero to bear t(...)

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