Gardaí at the An Post sorting centre on the Dock Road, Limerick, where a suspicious package was found on Friday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

A suspicious package that caused the evacuation of a Limerick postal sorting office on Friday morning may be linked to recent letter bomb incidents in(...)

The group claims it posted five devices to addresses in Britain, however only four have been discovered. Photograph. Robert Perry/EPA

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for the incendiary devices sent to three London transport hubs and a Glasgow university last(...)

  Police, Fire and Rescue and Bomb disposal teams investigate a suspicious package reported to be in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow on Wednesday. Photograph. Robert Perry/EPA

Scottish police have carried out a controlled explosion on a parcel sent to the University of Glasgow on Wednesday, and said they were linking it to t(...)

State Pathologist: Marie Cassidy (centre) is to retire after 14 years in the role. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State Pathologist, Marie Cassidy, is to retire after 14 years in the role. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to Prof Cassidy’s “(...)

Since I became a grandad, the sounds of Friday night have subtly changed in our house. November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will (...)

Modern society wouldn’t exist without science. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Science is pervasive. It’s what led to your existence, sustains your life and enables new technologies (including the smartphone you may be reading th(...)

Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron and Jo Swinson, local candidate for East Dunbartonshire, with activists  on the general election campaign trail. Photograph:   Victoria Jones/PA

If elections were won on street signs, there would be little doubt about the result in Milgnavie. A succession of neat hedgerows along the main road i(...)

Illustration: Thinkstock

You know that look. The one your wife gives you when you tell her your plans to scoot off to France to watch Ireland play in Euro 2016. The brows fur(...)

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney at the launch of the ‘Head On’ concussion management programme in February. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Tackle him, Winter!” bellowed my schoolmaster from the touchline. A pupil at Belfast Royal Academy, where obedience was prized and rugby demanded a (...)

Scottish writer and acclaimed poet William McIlvanney. Photograph: Getty Images

William McIlvanney, who has died aged 79, grew into the title “the godfather of tartan noir” – the term for Scottish crime fiction – though it was not(...)

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