Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

When people come to visit us at Clonbrock Castle, flanked by its picturesque assemblage of turrets, walled gardens and cottages, they usually first ex(...)

Ralph Clarke  is believed to be  the oldest person ever convicted in the UK.

Two paedophiles, aged 101 and 96, have lost their appeals in England against sentences which they said were excessive because of their extreme old age(...)

Cheaper food! Britons have been promised that Thai prawns  will cost 36p less  once the UK is free of EU shackles.

Forget Tuscan olive oil, Irish smoked salmon and stinking Camembert. Can’t afford Italian spaghetti or Danish bacon? Brexiteers in the Leave Means Lea(...)

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Ciaran Maxwell. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA

A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism has admitted hoarding explosives and making bombs for a terror attack. Ciaran Maxwell (31), of E(...)

Former footballers and victims of abuse Steve Walters  and Andy Woodward who have helped to bring the topic of sexual abuse to the fore. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving London football clubs. The Metropolitan police said a te(...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: faced with a new and unfamiliar political dispensation in 1922, southern Protestants had to juggle with a potentially disastrous disconnect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 1999-2000 European Values Study – which included a look at citizenship – came up with something surprising about Protestants in the Republic of Ir(...)

Winning photographer George Stoyle, from Muston, North Yorkshire, won the overall prize of £5,000 (€5,970) for his image of a huge lion’s mane jellyfish and its “hitchhikers”. He said: “As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.” Photograph: George Stoyle/BWPA/PA Wire

A striking image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildli(...)

A police van carrying Royal Marine Ciaran Maxwell leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, where he appeared charged with Northern Ireland-related terror offences. Photograph: PA

A Royal Marine has appeared in court charged with Northern Ireland-linked terror offences. Ciaran Maxwell (30) of Exminster, Devon, is accused of sta(...)

A Royal Marine is being questioned by detectives investigating Northern Ireland-linked terrorism, understood to be connected to two major dissident re(...)

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