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Andria Zafirakou being presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize worth $1m.  . Photograph: Varkey Foundation/PA Wire

An art and textiles teacher from an inner-city school in London has won a $1 million prize. Andria Zafirakou, who works at Alperton Community School (...)

According to the Irish Wind Energy Association, there are now 228 wind farms on the island. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Monday Results: Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Jan). Tuesday Results: Mincon, Bellway, Frutarom, FedEx. (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the American Ireland Gala Fund dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has said she will not impose a framework deal or a timetable to resume negotiations on Stormont’s deadlocked (...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Mark Zuckerberg should appear before British MPs and “stop hiding behind his Facebook page”, a politician has said, after it was revealed a British da(...)

The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition politicians have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for showing poor judgment in passing on Donald Trump’s concerns about a proposed wind fa(...)

 Aileen Donnelly. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, the High Court judge criticised by Polish media this week after raising concerns regarding the country’s legal system, is (...)

The Purdue “All American” Marching Band from Indiana during their first visit to Ireland. The band, featuring 346 performers and world’s biggest drum, returns this year to march in the St Patrick’s Day parade for the second time. Photograph: Adrian Sadlier

In 1992, the Marching Illini band from the University of Illinois became the very first American college band to cross the Atlantic to participate in (...)

Aran jumper: Grace Kelly and Steve McQueen

We all know what urban myths are, and the same ones tend to turn up again and again. Like the old chestnut one of the driver picking up the hitch-hike(...)

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