Sister Josephine (left), Sister Gabrielle (right)  (and their  youngest sister Ann (centre), who later left religious life. Photo courtesy of the Murray family

In 1951 five teenage girls set sail from Cobh in Co Cork for Texas to become nuns in a San Antonio convent school set up to educate black children and(...)

Dwayne Wade: “I think enjoying wine comes with age and sophistication and a certain kind of maturity.” Photograph: dwadecellars.com

Picture the scene. An inter-county player returns home from a big championship game and heads straight for the wine rack. He picks out a bottle of Cab(...)

Marty Martinez (left) and other passengers after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane they was flying in from New York to Dallas on Tuesday,  resulting in the death of a woman who was nearly sucked from a window. Photograph: Marty Martinez via AP

Tens of thousands of feet above the Earth, the passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die. Moments earlier on Tues(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

Pádraig Harrington  and Shane Lowry have yet to qualify for next week’s US Masters at Augusta.  Photograph: Getty Images

The last chance saloon could conceivably open its doors to someone, with the final ticket to the US Masters going to the winner of this week’s Houston(...)

The vehicle that Austin package bombing suspect Mark Conditt was driving when he blew himself up being towed from the crime scene along Interstate 35 in suburban Austin on Thursday. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

It was not much – surveillance footage in and near an Austin-area FedEx store showing a man in a disguise dropping off packages. But for the cadre of (...)

Austin police chief Brian Manley briefing the media on  Wednesday in the Austin suburb of Round Rock, Texas. Photograph:  Eric Gay/AP

A man suspected of being the bomber behind a series of explosions across central Texas blew himself up as a swat team approached, police have confirme(...)

 Police tape marks off the neighbourhood where a package bomb went off on Monday in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images

A package bomb blew up at a FedEx Corp distribution centre near San Antonio on Tuesday, officials said, and the FBI was investigating whether it was (...)

American rarity: Mount Bonnell  is open to the public for free. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Amid the cut and thrust of trying to make it in the United States, I’ve found a hillock of limestone posing as something grander emerge as my go-to re(...)

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida after a multiple-fatality shooting at the school. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least 17 people have died after a teenage gunman opened fire at his former high school in southern Florida on Wednesday. Thousands of students wer(...)

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