Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley is “actively considering” how and when external facilitation could play a constructive role in efforts to restore political dialogue in the north.   Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Karen Bradley is “actively considering” how and when an external mediator could play a “constructive” role in attempts to re-establish formal powersha(...)

Leinster assistant coach Stuart Lancaster at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

For once Leinster appeared periodically ill at ease in Toulouse, light years removed from the “comfortable in chaos” ethos that Stuart Lancaster has a(...)

A ruined Berlin in 1945. An Irish company has been honoured for its VR film on a bombing raid in the second World War.  Photograph: Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images

An Irish company’s virtual reality recreation of a British bombing raid in the second World War on German capital Berlin featured in the Venice Film F(...)

 Garry Ringrose: recovering following an operation on his ankle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster believes Garry Ringrose is already showing willingness to make a return after an operation on his ankle, which will ke(...)

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore with Churchill after winning the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in May. Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Barney Roy, Churchill and Ulysses are the headline names among 15 confirmations for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The Sir Micha(...)

Damage to Grenfell Tower is seen following the fire in London on June 25th, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A specialist taskforce is to be sent in to Kensington and Chelsea council to take over the running of key services following the Grenfell Tower fire. (...)

Smoke billows from a fire that has engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London. Photograph: Rick Findler/PA Wire

At least 12 people have died with another 18 in critical condition in hospital after a huge fire destroyed a 24-storey tower block in west London(...)

Barbara Warren, RHA

Barbara Warren, who has died aged 91, was a highly regarded representational painter who exhibited regularly from the early 1950s. She brought her dis(...)

 Highland Reel ridden by jockey Seamus Heffernan wins the Longines Turf race on day two of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup  at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Highland Reel secured Aidan O’Brien an 11th Breeders Cup success in Saturday night’s $4million Turf at Santa Anita and the colt could next attempt to (...)

Séamus Ó hUltacháin at the site in Cavan where human remains were dug up by a badger. Photograph: Rodney Edwards

Human remains dating back 4,500 years have been discovered by a local historian in Blacklion, Co Cavan after they were unearthed by a badger. The bon(...)

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