Jack Hickey with  his painting My Time, which has won the 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize

The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey for his painting My Time. Its subject is a woman lying, apparently on a bed, her eyes(...)

Brendan Dassey: A federal magistrate judge overturned his conviction in August, ruling investigators took advantage of the then 16-year-old Dassey’s cognitive disabilities. The state Department of Justice  has appealed - Dassey remains in prison pending the outcome. File photograph: AP

A Wisconsin prisoner featured in the Netflix series Making A Murderer made a voluntary confession and was properly convicted, a court has heard. Bren(...)

The 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The winners in the chemcial, physical and mathmatical sciences category of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have been announced. Th(...)

Ireland scrum training on tour in New Zealand. A team at Edinburgh University is advising that youth players undergo tests to demonstrate they have the necessary neck strength before being approved to play adult rugby. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Under-18 rugby players should be barred from playing in the frontrow against adults to avoid injury to their necks, a new study suggests.Research has(...)

23-year-old Paul Ciancia, the suspect in a shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport,  wrote a note saying he intended to die after killing at least one security officer. Photograph: FBI via The New York Times

The suspected gunman in a deadly attack at Los Angeles International Airport wrote a note saying he intended to die after killing at least one securit(...)