Passengers boarding the British Airways flight taking them from Lima to London. From there an Aer Lingus plane with take them to Dublin. Photograph: Gearóid McKendrick

A plane carrying Irish tourists stranded in Peru by the coronavirus pandemic left Lima on Sunday afternoon local time and was due to land in Heathrow (...)

F Scott Fitzgerald: his debut novel was published one hundred years ago today. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Published a hundred years ago today to immense and immediate acclaim, F Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise – the book that launched (...)

While the new appointment is being viewed by US media as something of a consolation prize for Mr Mulvaney (pictured), he is likely to approach his position as Northern Ireland envoy with enthusiasm. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The news that US president Donald Trump could skip the annual speaker’s lunch this week on Capitol Hill may be an unexpected development heading into (...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough, UK. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Galway city as part of their first official visit to Ireland. The visit has been welcomed by th(...)

 Local medical workers hold a strike near Queen Mary Hospital as they demand the city close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/ AFP /Getty Images

Britons in mainland China have been urged to leave as coronavirus continues to claim more lives in the country. The UK foreign office amended its trav(...)

At a re-enactment to commemorate Martin Doyle were Brendan O’Neill and John Greer. Photograph: Mary Browne

In March 1919 Martin Doyle returned to his native New Ross a war hero. He won the Victoria Cross in September 1918 for an incredible feat of gallantry(...)

People queue to buy face masks from a shop in Hong Kong as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images.

Several countries have closed their borders to arrivals from China as countries around the world raced to contain the coronavirus outbreak amid a risi(...)

Seamus Mallon and David Trimble at Stormont following their election as deputy first minister and first minister. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

He walked into the room, an olive-green Donegal tweed light suit, pocket watch chain in the waistcoat, and held out his hand. “I’m Seamus,” he said, a(...)

The latest legal initiative comes from the Belfast solicitor Kevin Winters, who specialises in Troubles-related litigation.

A fresh attempt to sue Libya for supplying the IRA with the plastic explosive Semtex during the Troubles is being launched by victims and the bereaved(...)

Keem Strand on Achill Island, Co Mayo: 73 members of the Junior Soldiers Company of the North-Irish Brigade in Ballymena had planned a week-long stay in August 1964. The adventure camp was to include swimming, climbing, canoeing and water skiing. Photograph : Design Pics / Gareth McCormack

Word gets out that a group of people are planning to come to Achill. They get the message they are not welcome, and the plan is aborted. Sounds famili(...)

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