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Daniel Mullan served a five-year prison sentence for abusing a young boy in Co Mayo in the 1990s. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency

A man extradited from Ireland to the US on Thursday has been accused by senior US law enforcement officials of abusing children for decades, “robbing (...)

Virgie Tovar at a pool party in Palm Springs, California. Photograph: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

As a 115kg (18st) woman who refuses to diet, unapologetically wears short shorts and eats tiramisu, I have experienced and witnessed a lot of fatphobi(...)

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Olga Tokarczuk. Photograph: Martin J Kraft

Early on in Olga Tokarczuk’s beguilingly experimental Flights, the narrator casually mentions that one of her favourite books is Moby-Dick. This hint,(...)

Members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition  1914-17, led by Ernest Shackleton, drink a toast to ‘sweethearts and wives’ on board the Endurance. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

So far, this winter has been colder than the last. Christmas scarves, hats and gloves have already been put to good use. The return to school means th(...)

Jim McDaid, of Melville Cove, Meakstown, alleged in his claim that the gunman with the weapon to his head had appeared anxious, out of control and ’trigger happy’. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man with a gun to his head who was told “don’t be a hero” during an armed raid,on Tuesday settled his damages claim against a Dublin bookie. Jim Mc(...)

At the Madikwe Game Reserve. Photograph: Getty

‘Welcome home”; a South African man in a neighbourhood market takes my hands and, beaming, welcomes me back to the place where all of humankind began(...)