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Dr Muiris Houston: ‘Direct traumatic experiences such as losing a home to a hurricane have mental-health consequences.’ Aasleagh Falls on the Mayo/Galway border.

While on holiday in Western Canada last month I had what you might call my first personal brush with climate change. A day after we left accommodatio(...)

Tyler Holland guides his bike through the water as winds from Tropical Storm Barry push water from Lake Pontchartrain over the seawall. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP Photo

Weakened but still potent, Storm Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it continued its slow advance. Neverth(...)

A palm tree blows in the wind in Morgan City, Louisiana as Hurricane Barry approaches the Louisiana coast. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

A storm forecasters warn is carrying “off the chart” amounts of moisture is slowly crawling towards shore along the US Gulf coast, having already caus(...)

Visitors of Dublin’s Grafton Street were in a particularly buoyant mood on Friday night as they broke into an impromptu dance.

Visitors of Dublin’s Grafton Street were in a particularly buoyant mood on Friday night as they broke into an impromptu dance to music from a five-pie(...)

Dr John: belonged to the pantheon of New Orleans keyboard wizards. Photograph:  Valentin Flauraud/EPA

Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of music fans,(...)

Hopes for a male contraceptive pill have increased after a trial showed a once-daily capsule appeared to work with no significant side-effects. The dr(...)

The Florida State Capitol building in the US

The newly installed official who oversees elections in the critical swing state of Florida resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him (...)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Photograph: Elsa/Getty

Week 10’s main takeaway: Cowboys muddle NFC play-off picture, show life in win against Philadelphia The Cowboys have been one of the most frustratin(...)

Daniel McIntyre and Parker Mulherin.

What was the last gift that you bought? Daniel: A music box for my girlfriend that plays Moon River. Parker: Very nice! One of my friends collects (...)

U2 on stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast,  on Saturday, as part of their eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018.  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

“Whatever happens, whether there’s a hard or soft or no border at all, more than ever, we need to trust each other on this small island in the North A(...)

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