SNP MP Hannah Bardell and Lord Ken Maginnis. He was quoted as saying: ‘Queers like Ms Bardell don’t particularly annoy me. Okay, she’s got her cheap publicity out of it.’ Photographs: Antony Jones/Getty Images for Diva Magazine and Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating an “allegation of hate crime at the House of Commons” after a Scottish MP was described as “(...)

 Shaun Usher: “I became obsessed with the concept of letter-writing and how it was dying out.” Photograph:  Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

When Shaun Usher started his website nine years ago, he didn’t have world domination on his mind. “I literally started the blog to pass the time in a(...)

Jacob Cummins, a 17-year-old originally from Dublin, died after being struck by a 4X4 last Thursday in Perth, Australia.

A woman has appeared in court in Australia charged with the murder of an Irish teenager. Jacob Cummins, a 17-year-old originally from Dublin, died af(...)

A car sits submerged in a flooded residential neighborhood in Carencro, Louisiana, as record rainfall causes flooding. Photograph: Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP

At least three people have died and thousands more were rescued after “historic” flooding swamped parts of Louisiana. Emergency crews plucked motori(...)