While helmets make cycling safer in places where accidents are more likely or when cycling as a sport, people who cycle in cities where cycling is the norm rarely wear helmets for short journeys.

Only three out of 10 people cycling in Ireland are women and about one in 10 teenagers cycling to school are girls, according to a recent study. A ne(...)

Shamima Begum  was one of three schoolgirls to leave Bethnal Green in London to join Islamic State in 2015. File photograph: PA

Islamic State bride Shamima Begum has revealed she is coming to terms with the prospect she may never return to Britain, but insisted she was “brainwa(...)

Derry-born James McClean: the very reason such players choose to appear in a Republic of Ireland jersey is that they do not feel at home in an environment where they have to justify their identities. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, a great deal has changed in Northern Ireland, now a place very much in vogue. Thanks to the s(...)

The Gasworks apartments on Barrow Street, Dublin 4, designed by OMP Architects.

The million extra people who are due to move to Dublin in the next 50 years should all be accommodated within the city’s existing circumference, says (...)

This undated handout picture released on September 1st, 2016 by the University of Wollongong shows team members Vickie Bennett (L), Allen Nutman (C) and Clark Friend examining rocks in Greenland, where 3.7 billion year old stromatolite fossils were found. Photograph: University of Wollongong/Getty Images

Scientists have discovered the oldest physical evidence for life on the planet in the form of fossils in Greenland rocks that formed 3.7bn years ago. (...)

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks during a news conference in London on July 6, 2016, following the outcome of the Iraq Inquiry report. STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/Getty Images

Standing outside the Queen Elizabeth II Centre last Thursday following the launch of the Chilcot report, it was difficult not to think I’d witnessed a(...)

An artist’s impression of one of the predicted underwater cities. Photograph: Samsung/PA Wire

Super skyscrapers, underwater cities and 3D-printed homes will all be a reality in 100 years’ time, according to a new report on life in the future. (...)

Paul Breen: ‘I would be happy with the term Londoner. I embrace the culture, identity and history of the London Irish.’

Reading the Generation Emigration article by another Fermanagh-born writer, Kylie Noble, on Monday, I found it refreshing and thought-provoking. My ow(...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

A  University of Westminster campus building in central London.   Isis militant ‘Jihadi John’ has been named in the media as Mohammed Emwazi, a  computer programming graduate from the university. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

For several years the university where the man reported to be “Jihadi John” is said to have studied has been dogged by accusations that it has been in(...)

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