St James’ Park - the home of Newcastle United football club. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The escalating story of sexual abuse in football is now threatening to take in Newcastle United after a former player contacted the police to allege h(...)

Screen grabbed image taken with permission from video issued by @Bifold_fitting of the Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, which has become stuck.  Photograph: @Bifold_fitting/PA

More than 30 thrill-seekers were left stuck on a rollercoaster at Alton Towers, just over a year after it crashed and seriously injured five people. (...)

Mother Abbess Máire Hickey and president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly with Notre Dame’s provost, Thomas Burish before the conferral ceremony at Notre Dame’s new education centre at Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

  The north American University of Notre Dame has marked the opening of its new campus in Connemara with a tribute to High Court president Mr (...)

Ireland’s Sean O’Hagan lifts a massive log during the UK Strongest Man 2016 heats at Belfast City Hall, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four of Ireland’s strongest men have turned out to bench press logs, haul bags of steel and pull trucks tied to their waists to see if they can compe(...)

Postman Pat: followed the adventures of a postman as he carried out his mail rounds in the fictional village of Greendale.

Ken Barrie, the voice of children’s TV show Postman Pat, has died at the age of 83. Barrie, who was born Leslie Hulme, provided the voice for Pat and (...)

Barry Ryan (44) is a senior lecturer in international relations at Keele University in Staffordshire. Originally from Co Limerick, he moved to the UK (...)

Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. There are 613 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war including soldiers killed during the Rising

As many as 125 soldiers of the British army died during the Easter Rising. They came from every part of Ireland, as well as England, Wales, Scotland a(...)

Emmett and Julia O’Reilly with daughters Gráinne and Saoirse. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

Onlookers hung from walls and mounted bus shelters to catch the commemoration parade as it passed through Dublin city centre on Sunday, and most were (...)

Caroline Lamb at the DSPCA rescue and rehoming centre at Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, with 10-week-old Collie-cross puppy Marty which is looking for a foster home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just a click of a door handle was enough to spring a group of rescued abandoned puppies with into action in an attempt to grab some attention. Eyes-(...)

A poster celebrating Dan Donnelly.

Sir Daniel Donnelly was buried in Bully’s Acre, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, but not for long. Grave robbing was big busines(...)

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