Gilroy mayor Roland Velasco speaks at a news conference, the day after a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, at a police station in Gilroy, California. Photograph: Alexandria Sage/Reuters

A California teenager was identified by police on Monday as the gunman who killed three people, including two children, at a food festival south of Sa(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Gareth Bale is hoping to put months of frustration in Madrid behind him when Wales take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Carlo Hermann/Getty Images

Gareth Bale is set to extend his proud international record as Wales boss Chris Coleman considers a World Cup call-up for Liverpool’s rising star Ben (...)

Ched Evans celebrates scoring one of his four goals so far this season for Chesterfield. Photograph: Ker Robertson/Getty Images

Wales manager Chris Coleman feels “a lot needs to happen” for Ched Evans to resurrect his international career. Evans won 13 caps for Wales before he(...)

Penguin Ireland managing director Michael McLoughlin described Liberties Press as an “outlier” at a time when book sales are recovering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The organisation that represents the publishing industry in Ireland has said the non-payment of authors is not widespread in the books trade. Liber(...)

Seán O’Keeffe of Liberties Press: The “only way to ensure that authors and others receive what they are rightfully due is for the company to continue to trade successfully”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Liberties Press, which has published books by President Michael D Higgins, the late taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, ha(...)

 Wales forward Gareth Bale celebrates the team’s 2-1 win over Slovakia in the Euro 2016 group B  match at  Stade de Bordeaux. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

Wales 2 Slovakia 1 Wales started their Euro 2016 campaign in style with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia in Bordeaux. Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu was the h(...)

‘Irish Times’ editor Kevin O’Sullivan, with former editors Geraldine Kennedy and Conor Brady at the launch ‘The Irish Times 150 Years of Influence’, in the National Library. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new history of The Irish Times has underlined its repeated ability to transform itself and remain relevant to a discerning audience, the editor of (...)

At Provost House, Trinity College, at the awarding of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature were Patricia Rooney, the winner Colin Barrett and former US ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was at least one happy Mayo man on the planet last night, even if he has listed football as one of his interests, “playing as well as watching.(...)

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