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A plaque  commemorating the first member of An Garda Síochana, PJ Kerrigan, is unveiled at Westport Garda station as part of An Garda Síochána’s centenary celebrations. Photograph: Garda Síochana/Twitter

A plaque to honour the first member of the Civic Guard (which later became An Garda Síochána) was unveiled in Westport, Co Mayo on Monday. Patrick Jo(...)

Courtroom sketch of  Ghislaine Maxwell: One of Maxwell’s lawyers cast her client as a victim, arguing in a biblical opening statement that Maxwell was being made the scapegoat for Epstein’s sins. Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/AFP via Getty

There was a moment of seeming levity this week in Ghislaine Maxwell’s otherwise grim trial on sex trafficking charges. It came as her defence lawyer w(...)

Anderson DeSouza: ‘In school the kids would call me a faggot for being a dancer. I was afraid to show who I really was.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anderson De Souza was 14 the first time he went to a dance class. The young Brazilian instantly felt at ease, and he caught the eye of the teacher, wh(...)

Rush of blood: the queue to hear Elizabeth Holmes give testimony at her fraud trial in San Jose, California. Photograph: Amy Osborne/AFP

Image of the week: Going Holmes A queue in a pandemic. What could it be for? A vaccine booster? A winter’s supply of antigen tests? A comedy gig that(...)

People wait in line to vote at a polling station in the Nicaraguan capital Managua on Sunday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/AFP via Getty Images

Nicaraguans went to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by long-time President Daniel Ortega’s ruthless campaign to extend his tight(...)

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former chief executive of Theranos, arrives at the first day of jury selection for her Californian fraud trial. Photograph: Nick Otto/AFP

Image of the week: Blood business Her unfinished story has already been the subject of a feature documentary, a podcast and a best-selling book Bad B(...)

Anna and Igor Meleshchenko, who moved to Ireland from Moscow in 2020, with their sons Mike (7) and Alex (4) at Garryvoe, Co  Cork. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

In 2019 Igor Meleshchenko was offered the chance to relocate for work to California or Ireland. Having spent years in Moscow, where he worked in (...)

Arena Events Group chief executive Greg Lawless: ‘We see this as a transitional year, with a gradual return to normality’

As Australian tennis ace Ashleigh Barty chases a second Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this weekend, one regular Irish attendee of the championshi(...)

A smart-home operating system. Digital noses can  smell overcooked food, but it may be some time before electronic sensors can adjust the amount of cardamom or jasmine to precisely the right level

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is one of the 128 shrines to technology and science listed around the world in John Graham-C(...)

James Mahon: ’I exhaled a sigh of relief that enough Americans heard this same message from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November to give the American Dream another chance for everyone who calls this country their home.’

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States of America. We asked Irish people living in the US to send us their reactions. Here(...)

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