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Joseph Reynolds (40), from west Belfast, was on his way to Shorts aircraft factory, where he worked as a subcontracting painter, when his van was ambushed by UVF gunmen. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

Detectives in Northern Ireland have reopened an investigation into the murder of a father of five shot dead on his way to work in east Belfast 20 year(...)

Pope Francis pictured during the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican last May. Photograph:  REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

An Australian Catholic priest Fr Greg Reynolds (60) has been excommunicated by Pope Francis because of his views on women priests. It is understood to(...)

(Left-right) Fairie Mo, Claire Kehoe, Holly O’Sullivan, Felix Jellett with his dog Zippy and Lucy McCarron at the Electric Picnic Press Launch 2013. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The last time Electric Picnic sold out was in September 2008. Later that month Lehman Brothers in the US collapsed and, here, the Government issued th(...)

 Munster’s Andrew Conway in action against Gloucester. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
Munster hit the ground running
  • Rugby
  • August 25, 2013, 12:12

Munster 28 Gloucester 17: Munster used 33 players en route to an entertaining victory in their pre-season friendly against the English club, who they’(...)

Denis O’Brien has scored an interim victory of sorts in an ongoing bitter libel battle with his first cousin in America.Donald Macallister, an America(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

What parent hasn’t wished that homework would just go away? At the end of a hard day, it’s hardly the activity of choice when tiredness is fray(...)


It’s grim up north. Again. Arriving hot on the heels of the lively, uplifting Good Vibrations (...)

The Pitch Drop experiment

Later this year a big black blob of sticky pitch will plummet from a funnel and plop into a beaker. In one of the longest-running physics exper(...)

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