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This summer’s food truck festival will serve everything from chocolate to lobster burgers, shark steaks, cuts of crocodile and one truck specialising in insect dishes

When will the humble chip van become the trendy food truck? They’ve been “the next big thing” on the Irish scene for what feels like a long time. But (...)

Prison break: Graham Little gets ready to swim across San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz island.

In hindsight, visiting San Francisco’s aquarium the day before attempting to swim across the bay was a mistake. But I wasn’t to know they’d be displa(...)

Candles and flowers decorate a sidewalk in  tribute to the victims of a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, California. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

The death toll from a major fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on Friday night has risen to 36,(...)

Firefighters work at the scene of a warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 24 people with dozens more unaccounted for in Oakland, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.

Recovery teams have found 30 bodies in the charred ruins of an Oakland, California loft building after a fire broke out during a weekend dance party, (...)

The scene of a large fire at a warehouse in the Fruitavale district of Oakland, CA. Photograph: EPA

At least nine people were dead and about 25 were unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out during a late-night party in a warehouse in Oakland, C(...)

High school students marching to City Hall in Los Angeles last week to protest at the election of Donald Trump. Many are Latino youths who fear their families could be split up through mass deportations of immigrants. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

In California we live under the shadow of the knowledge that an earthquake could occur at any moment, a ground-shaking devastation that could destroy (...)

Demonstrators march pass Fox Oakland Theater in protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Oakland, California on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Demonstrators took to the streets across the United States for a second day on Thursday to protest against Donald Trump’s presidential election victo(...)

Demonstrators protest Donald Trump’s election  in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City. Photograph: Yana Paskova/New York Times

A second round of protests was planned across the US on Thursday - a day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of big cities after Dona(...)

 Hillary Clinton supporters watch TV coverage of the US presidential election in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle as Donald Trump emerges as winner. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty

The glass ceiling was left uncracked. Underneath, as the electoral map bled red and shockwaves rippled among the Democrats, heads fell into hands and(...)

Students taking part in ‘School for Revolutionary Girls’ part of the ‘A Fair Land’ event which takes place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (IMMA) Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In a year of remembering a revolution, a School for Revolutionary Girls sounds like a long overdue Irish institution. Luckily, the assembly bell on s(...)

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