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A park bench in Brockwell Park, London, that was taped off to stop people sitting on it in the early days of the pandemic in April 2020. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images

Yes, he might lose his job, US-resident Brits are currently having to explain to neighbours, friends and Uber drivers. Yes, the prime minister of the (...)

Sidney Poitier: the groundbreaking actor has died aged 94. Photograph: Tommaso Boddi/Getty

In the late 1960s, when black actors still struggled for mainstream recognition, Sidney Poitier, who has died in the Bahamas at the age of 94, managed(...)

  Betty White at the Emmy Awards  in Los Angeles in 2018. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

US actor Betty White, best known for starring as Rose in 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, has died aged 99. She died less than a month before her 100th(...)

The UK supreme court has ruled that the 2014 PSNI decision to discontinue an investigation into allegations of controversial interrogation techniques against the hooded men was unlawful. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The treatment of the “hooded men” was a “clear use of torture” and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) was wrong to drop an investigation in(...)

The diningroom inside the Irish Embassy in Paris, France. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Women make up half of the 22 ambassadorial appointments approved by the Government at a meeting on Tuesday, with appointees including women ambassador(...)

A massive backlog in passports is a  primary concern for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Foreign Affairs warned it could have to process 1.75 million passport applications next year, having never even reached an annual fi(...)

The actor Don Johnson in Los Angeles, November 22, 2021

In Miami Vice, Don Johnson, as undercover cop Sonny Crockett, tooled around in speedboats and Ferraris, busted gunrunners and dope dealers and somehow(...)

The sale of the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington  comes after years of financial losses at the property, which opened in 2016. Photograph: Zach Gibson/AFP

Donald Trump’s family business has an agreement to sell its marquee Washington hotel, reaching a deal to fetch at least $375 million (€327 million) fo(...)

Actress Kwon Nara on the set of Bulgasal: Immortal Souls, in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

In a new Korean drama being filmed inside a cavernous studio building outside of Seoul, a detective chases down a man cursed to live for 600 years. Pi(...)

The Met Éireann office in Glasnevin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 1970s Met Office in Glasnevin, a 1950s bathing shelter in Clontarf, a 1960s church, and a 1980s port building have been recommended for addition t(...)

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