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The placid Nala at the school during the week. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s just before the end of term in King’s College Hospital and we are in the staff room, on a break between morning classes. Everyone is looking for (...)

Lenny: can play your emotions with a skill that Cambridge Analytica can only dream about

The inclination some humans have for anthropomorphising their household pets is one of those traits that used to make me wonder about the species. Bu(...)

A litter of six cardigan corgi puppies were stolen from a breeder’s home in Co Kilkenny on Tuesday night.

A litter of six cardigan corgi puppies have been stolen from the home of a breeder in Co Kilkenny. Marie Butler runs boarding kennels in Grovine with(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola congratulates Phil Foden after being substituted during the Premier League win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Andy Rain/EPA

With 43 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge, Phil Foden could be seen gliding through the debris, the ruined city walls of Chelsea’s right flank. There w(...)

‘Eóghan will be the last wombat I hand raise before I head home to Ireland, for good’. File photograph: iStock/Getty

Sitting here on the verandah looking out over the forest and rising moon, that recent drop of rain has the place looking a bit green, which is unusual(...)

Supporters of Karpaty Lviv hold a Nazi flag at a soccer match against Dynamo Kiev in Kiev in 2007. Photograph: Reuters

It was funny once. The perfectly square bit of dirt on the window. The shocked reactions of Craggy Island’s Chinese community. The local farmer who do(...)

Clare Doherty: ‘Christmas on Waiheke is pretty special.’

Thousands of Irish people around the world will be celebrating Christmas far from home. Many are finding ways to keep Irish festive season traditions (...)

Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher speaks to the media in Belfast to give an update on the Stakeknife investigation.Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“If I wanted to be popular I would have got a Labrador, ” said Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher who is leading an investigation into one of t(...)

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Victorian Magistrates Court in Melbourne on Monday. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell asked an Australian court on Monday to allow a support person to sit with him through a four-week (...)

Auctioneer Brendan Bowe with  Baxter in Ballincollig, Cork. ‘It’s an extraordinary ice-breaker, having a pet around.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/  Provision

The Irish office is a much-changed place of late. The past year has seen the sweeping out of casual sexism, power lunches and after-work drinks. In th(...)

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