Michael O'Hare, founder of Troubles, Tragedy & Trauma. He is the brother of Majella O'Hare, aged 12 years old, who was shot dead by the British Army in 1976, at home in north London. Photograph: Joanne O'Brien

A man whose 12-year-old sister was shot dead by a British soldier in Co Armagh 45 years ago is “shocked and devastated” that her killer may be granted(...)

Ammonia gas – a nitrogen-based compound – is released during slurry spreading

Going vegan, buying organic, eating locally produced meat and dairy are all seen as ways consumers can help protect the environment, boost animal welf(...)

Drake may favour the playlist, but Atlanta master-blaster Michael Williams is still down with the idea of the mixtape. The second in the Ransom series(...)

A scene from ‘Mandela Trilogy’, a musical by Cape Town Opera with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

"It took over our lives so much.” Cathryn O’Reilly is sitting in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff talking about the two years and seven months (...)

Currently, if spouses separate, either they agree terms or they go to court. If spouses who are parents go to court, the judge’s decision covers arrangements for how their children are to live, as well as adjudicating on the presenting dispute between the litigating parents.  But from now on the Constitution lays down that in any such proceeding “the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration”

The “Children’s rights” amendment to the Constitution may have consequences that most of us did not recognise when we voted for it. In particular, it (...)

 The meeting in London takes place in the wake of Lakhdar Brahimi (centre) announcing that he is stepping down as UN envoy for Syria. Photograph: EPA

In a bid to revive the diplomatic option for resolving the Syrian conflict, US secretary of state John Kerry is to meet European and Arab counterparts(...)

‘Argenteuil Basin with a single Sailboat’, by Claude Monet. The painting was damaged at the National Gallery of Ireland in June of last year. Image: National Gallery of Ireland.

A jury has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict in the trial of a man accused of vandalising a €10 million Claude Monet painting at the Na(...)

It’s only November, but Oscar pundits are already salivating at the prospect of next spring’s Best Actress race. The outcome, as yet, is uncertain.(...)