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Doomsday-ready: a security guard at the Survival Condo, a former nuclear missile vault in Kansas. Photograph: Chet Strange/New York Times

Ireland is one of the world’s five places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to a new study. The others are Iceland, Tasma(...)

French director Julia Ducournau hugs French actor Vincent Lindon upon winning the Palme d’Or for her film Titane during the closing ceremony of the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday evening. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Julia Ducournau’s Titane has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in what turned out to be the most extraordinary circumstances. Spike Lee,(...)

People walk dogs at an empty Sydney Opera House which was closed due to Covid-19 on June 26th. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australia is grappling with several outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus, with a wave of restrictions rolling across the co(...)

Protesters gather during the Women’s March 4 Justice in Brisbane, Australia on Monday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Tens of thousands of women gathered outside Australia’s parliament and across the country on Monday, calling for gender equality and justice for victi(...)

Bernard Montgomery: the future field marshal served as a brigade major tasked with subduing Cork, a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independence

In January 1921, an ambitious British army officer arrived in Cork with a view to subduing a place that had become the crucible of the War of Independ(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘No disrespect to the ailing Mr MacGowan, but I’m fairly sure I won’t be dusting off my Best of the Pogues CD this Christmas Eve’

I first flew with Aer Lingus one July morning, back in 1985. I flew from London to Dublin. I was heading “home” from Melbourne to spend a few weeks wi(...)

Surfers at Bondi Beach in Sydney on Sunday. Photograph: Steven Saphore/AFP via Getty Images

Sydney was isolated from the rest of Australia on Sunday after all of the country’s states and territories imposed travel restrictions on its resident(...)

A pod of whales stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania. Photograph: Brodie Weeding/AFP via Getty

More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast on Wednesday, raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded(...)

 A rescuer stands next to a stranded pilot whale at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, Australia where more than 270 whales have been stranded. Photograph: Brodie Weeding/EPA

Rescuers were trying to refloat hundreds of whales stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the Australian island of Tasmania on Tuesday, ho(...)

‘Not knowing when I’ll next get home next is heartbreaking. I’m missing family and close friends more than ever’ - Grace Walsh in her office in Tasmania

Grace Walsh left her urban life in Dublin in 2015 to run a farm in Tasmania/Lutrawita with her partner, and to work in community development.  H(...)

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