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Laura Bush, the last Republican first lady, spoke out forcefully against the practice in a rare foray into domestic politics. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The United Nations’ top human rights official on Monday weighed into the mounting furor over the Trump administration’s policy of separating unauthori(...)

The marriage of George, Duke of York, and princess Mary of Teck. Photograph: Wikipedia commons

Long before Marks and Spencer set up shop, there was a major fireworks sale at number 19 Grafton Street. Royal weddings weren’t common and Mr Lawrence(...)

 People hug as they observe a minute’s silence at the outside broadcast of the Manchester Arena national service of commemoration at Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

Survivors of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing and the families of those who died have attended a remembrance service at the city’s cathedral on th(...)

The Royal College Surgeons in Ireland’s new medical education building on York Street. The college is planning to create a new “university quarter” for the area

The Royal Colleges of Surgeons Ireland in (RCSI) is planning to create a “university quarter” facing St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as part of major exp(...)

Caroline Wilson of Belfast Food Tours with  a group on  tour.

Imagine a meal that begins with the snap of crusty sourdough spread generously with Co Down’s golden Abernethy butter. Then move on to a plate of just(...)

Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at the House of Commons, London. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has played down the significance of February 7th as a milestone in the talks to restore an Executive, rejecti(...)

Winding down an hour before bed, sleeping in a cool bedroom and keeping a routine could help you get a good night's sleep

Evenings are something of a rush for Megan Hobbs. The 29-year-old solicitor doesn’t finish work until 6.30pm and it takes her 45 minutes to travel hom(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: a particularly appropriate acquisition for the Irish-Canadian show’s fifth series

For many it will have seemed inevitable, but the Viking invasion has finally claimed Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It was only a matter of time. Since Vikin(...)

Recy Taylor photographed in 2010. Her rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Phelan M Ebenhack

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama, on the night of September 3rd, 1944, whe(...)

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