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Boeing 737-800 aircraft belonging to budget carrier Norwegian Air. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/Reuters

Budget carrier Norwegian Air suffered a worse than expected loss in the last three months of 2017 and ate into its cash reserves as the cost of expans(...)

Sarah Roche from Cork leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A woman has been left “essentially functionally blind” as a result of undergoing laser eye surgery which was unsuitable for her, it has been claimed a(...)

Marie Collins, a former member of the Pope’s sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Seán O’Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12th, 2015. Photograph: Catherine Bonnet via AP

Pope Francis has been accused of “inexcusable dysfunction at best and wilful deception at worst” following reports on Monday that he received a victim(...)

Witch-hazels are one of the most beautiful of flowering shrubs at this time of year. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you love to grow even a little of your own food, then tomatoes – or ‘love apples’ as they’re sometimes known – are almost certainly one of your all(...)

Armed Naval and Garda personnel with the cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland, in the harbour at Castletown Bere in Co Cork in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A hospital porter who found that his work increasingly involved wheeling the dead bodies of overdose victims thanked a Naval Service officer for savin(...)

Lord Michael Bates dramatically offers his resignation at the despatch box at the House of Lords. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has rejected international development minister Lord Michael Bates’s resignation hours after he dramatically quit a(...)

Mexico bound: all inclusive tips to resorts in Cancun are expected to be in demand from Irish holidaymakers

More than 38,000 people streamed into the RDS Simmonscourt over the weekend for the annual Holiday World Show which was home to more than 1,000 travel(...)

The au pair filter: 'We ruled out anyone who couldn’t drive or sounded like they were looking for sexual adventure or didn’t like leaving the house. We put a line through everyone who seemed never to have actually met a child.'

The problem with writing a column such as this one is that there’s always a risk your words will come back to haunt you. It is a mistake, I’ve learne(...)

Men and children gather in Shagarab refugee camp in eastern Sudan. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Nurah suspected her 13-year-old son was dead when the smuggler who claimed to be holding him hostage refused to put him on the phone. That was three y(...)

Let’s go round again: Donagh Molloy, operations managerand Hugh Scully, founder and managing director of Dublin Vinyl

Dublin Vinyl, a company that has so far raised €550,000 in funding for a new record-pressing plant in the capital, will begin full production in the m(...)

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