Irish brothers Edward, Harry and Frank Sheehan were killed in separate bombing missions during the war. Photograph: Irish in Europe group

Three Irish brothers who died while serving in the Canadian air force during the second World War have been remembered at a memorial service in Belgiu(...)

A “mini-brain”.  Researchers point out the huge gulf that still separates organoids (mini-brains) and real human brains in terms of their size, organisation, complexity and ability to communicate with the outside world

Madeline Lancaster opens the door of a fridge-sized incubator in her lab at the University of Cambridge’s biomedical campus. On its gently gyrating sh(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board  has said  no formal briefings on the whip will  be carried out at Leopardstown and the Curragh this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Racing’s regulator has pointed to June’s incident-free Irish Derby festival as an example of how the whip needs not become an issue in the upcoming Ir(...)

A voter leaves the polling station at Llyswen and Boughrood community hall in Llyswen, during the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection on Thursday. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Boris Johnson faces his first electoral test today as voters go to the polls for the Brecon and Radnorshire byelection. The mid-Wales constituency ha(...)

 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. (...)

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