UK property prices as a whole were driven by increases in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the northwest. Photograph: iStock

Central London property prices continued to slump in August, contrasting with “resilient” performances elsewhere in the UK, according to the Royal Ins(...)

Mercedes’ Project One supercar  can hit 200km/h in six seconds with a top speed in excess of 350km/h. Photograph: Getty Images

When the annals of motoring history are written, the honour for spearheading the electric car revolution won’t go to the likes of Tesla or cars like t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan:  her departure resolves significant political problems. But it raises a series of policy difficulties too. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When the position of Garda commissioner was advertised in 2014, an inspirational leader with the utmost integrity was sought. The successful candidat(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis,   over Lake Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. It is only clearly visible over Ireland about once every 10 years. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, should be visible over Ireland on Friday night, Astronomy Ireland has said, in what it describes as a once-in(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

Campaigners against the strict laws surrounding the procedure said the clarification was a significant breakthrough. Photograph: iStock

Medical staff in Northern Ireland who refer women to hospitals in the rest of the UK for abortions will not face prosecution, the North’s Director of (...)

Niamh Boyle  (33) at the Sepsis conference in  Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Niamh Boyle is still adjusting to people’s stares. It is usually adults, she says looking down at her robotic hand; children are more inclined to ask (...)