Alice Kennedy of the Irish Pensioners Choir about to go on stage at the London St Patrick’s Festival, Trafalgar Square, in 2014. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Seamus Culleton says the hardest part about losing his sister Alice earlier this month was that none of their family could be with her in her final mo(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson was admitted to St Thomas’s Hospital for tests on Sunday night, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus.Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at a London hospital after a deterioration in the British prime minister’s condition since he was admitted for(...)

Scientist Doireann Loughlin- Waldron (front) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (R) when they visited the National Virus Refrence Laboratory in Dublin where testing for Covid-19 takes place. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths are increasing in Ireland and globally. In preparation for the expected surge in demand for care, the Gover(...)

 The 2020 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The approach of another Ides of March – which sounds even more ominous than usual this year, with the pandemic – sent me looking up the term again in (...)

Alan Rownan (right) and his dad share a love of golf.

“How are things in London?” “Ah grand,” I say, “all good back home?” “Well, I was hitting the ball great at the range yesterday, don’t know what hap(...)

File photo  of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Princess George skiing in the French Alps. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child, their office said on Monday after the Duchess was forced to cancel an eng(...)

Charlie Gard suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness

Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old boy whose parents fought a strenuous legal battle to take him to the US for treatment for a rare genetic condition, has(...)

Emergency staff respond following an acid attack on the junction of Hackney Road junction with Queensbridge Road, London. Photograph: Reuters

British police arrested two teenagers on Friday after five acid attacks on moped riders in less than 90 minutes across east London left several peopl(...)

Police seal off Wilberforce Road, near Finsbury Park, in north London. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Murder detectives are urging the UK public to help trace a man after a one-year-old boy died and a girl — believed to be his twin sister — was critica(...)

Wales manager Chris Coleman has admitted wanting to manage in the Premier League again. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Swansea City intend to spend the next 48 hours weighing up their options before deciding on their new manager, with Chris Coleman, Ryan Giggs and Gar(...)

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