The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado in Dayton, Ohio. Photograph: Stephen Starr

The large family home at 2036 Maplegrove avenue, a quiet tree-line residential street north of downtown Dayton, Ohio is a wreck. At around 11pm on Ma(...)

The Common Travel Area is based on a collection of legal provisions rather than on an international treaty or concrete agreement. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

During the Spanish Civil War, sympathetic guides took volunteers wishing to fight for the republic over mountain passes from France, which only goats (...)

Grafting workshops can see people create 80 new apple trees for €80

“There’s something about orchards,” Seoidín O’Sullivan told a room full of people in Dublin’s Richmond Barracks last week. “They produce food and all (...)

President Michael D Higgins arrives at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday afternoon for the Fifa Women’s World Cup qualifying match between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Michael D Higgins is the best equipped of those seeking to become president to handle the challenge of the centenaries of the War of Independence and (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040; the National Planning Framework and the 10 year National Development Plan at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Planning Framework (NPF) aims for a more balanced regional development and seeks to address rural decline by selecting regional cities as(...)

Paris attacks: An atrocity in a familiar place in a neighbouring country is always going to hit home in a way that will not be the case for a more remote place.  Photograph: Adrien Morlent/AFP/Getty Images

After the atrocities in Paris, a lot of people are rushing to their keyboards. Some are understandably expressing empathy and solidarity with those wh(...)

‘The increase in female candidacy in Fine Gael between 2009 and 2014 is encouraging but with a membership consisting of over 40 per cent women (the highest of the four main political parties), it was in a better position than most to meet its own gender target.’ Above, election candidates Stephanie Regan, Sharon Tolan, John Clendennen and Garrett O’Dowd at the launch of the Fine Gael  local election campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

On May 23rd, 2,040 candidates will contest the 2014 local elections, 1,599 (78.4 per cent) men and 441 (21.6 per cent) women. While men continue to si(...)

The average person will not walk much more than 800 metres to the local shop for a pint of milk, about 900 metres to school and just over one kilometr(...)