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Some 29 people have been admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 24 of 29 newly-elected members who were admitted to the Royal Irish Academy were commended for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, h(...)

Smoke rises during shelling in the city of Severodonetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has stopped delivering gas to Finland in an escalation of a dispute over energy payments with western nations, and claimed victory in a weeks-l(...)

Liverpool fans wave flags and banners at the Kop end at Anfield. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Paul Amann felt relaxed as he sat in Anfield waiting for a meeting with Jürgen Klopp. Balmy late August, not long after the opening game of the 2021-2(...)

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects have scooped yet another prestigious award, but they remain as grounded as ever on a pass(...)

Scientist and teacher Máirín Hughes, who will be 108 on May 21st, at Maryfield care centre, Chapelizod, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sitting by her collection of centenarian bounty awards and photographs of some of her happiest memories, Máirín Hughes, who will become one of Ireland(...)

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss says the aim is not to scrap the protocol completely. Photograph: Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty

The return of Brexit to the political agenda and the row over the Northern Ireland protocol has thrown the delicate quadrangular relationships between(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis currently has sole responsibility for calling a Border poll. File photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

When Leo Varadkar and Michelle O’Neill agree on anything it’s worth having a look at it. The two second-in-commands – Varadkar in the Irish Government(...)

Catherine Colonna has been appointed France’s minister for foreign affairs. File photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron announced his reshuffled cabinet on Friday afternoon, with a new foreign minister part of the line-up behind France’s(...)

Wall Street indices fell into the red midway through trading in New York. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP

The S&P 500 recovered from a plunge on Friday, ending the day slightly higher but not before a dramatic swoon that had pushed the index into bear (...)

Deborah Threadgold: ‘As long as you’re learning something and being tested, because no-one should go into a job they find easy’

When Deborah Threadgold joined IBM 25 years ago, she didn’t have a grand plan to eventually take over the top job in Ireland. The Dublin-born general (...)

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