Shirley Manson of Garbage on stage at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. Photograph:  Kieran Frost/Redferns

It’s almost 25 years since Garbage released their debut album, called Garbage, the cover of which still sums the band up: a rawly spray-painted black (...)

Caolan McKenna from Tyrone enjoying last year’s St Patrick’s Festival parade in Dublin. There was a time when watching a slow-moving caravan of Massey Fergusons and frostbitten scouts was considered high entertainment in this country. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of an Irish person – okay, this Irish person – like the words “So we’re planning a trip to Ireland. ” It’s not th(...)

Thai military personnel walk inside the blocking area during rescue operations to save a soccer team at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Pongmanat Tasiri/EPA

It has emerged that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is making plans to promote Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, where a dramatic rescue of a children’(...)

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The Bridges of Ross on the Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson, The Irish Times

Last week we asked readers for a tourist attraction they had visited which had left them underwhelmed and unimpressed. We received hundreds of respons(...)

Protestors gather outside Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photograph: AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

The White House said on Thursday that it will review the public petition to extradite the American dentist who allegedly killed Cecil, a Zimbabwean li(...)

 The Indian Pacific travels coast-to-coast across Australia

Trans-Siberian Railway Russia’s mighty Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, crossing the Urals, the Steppes and eight (...)

Taking on the road: Derek Cullen and a local lizard in Botswana. Cullen is cycling solo through Africa for charity, taking in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zamibia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya.

Irish Lives: Peddling your way across the African plains, you tend to weigh up your options now and again: do I overtake this elephant now or lag behi(...)