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A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison has left at least 58 inmates dead. Photograph: Fernando Mendez/AFP/ Getty Images

A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison has left at least 68 inmates dead. It is the latest violence to hit the Li(...)

Mira Potkonen is declared the winner in her fight against Katie Taylor at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Katie Taylor’s final fight as an amateur boxer in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been listed as “suspicious” in the 149 page report into amateur bo(...)

The Pandora Papers – which come from 14 offshore services firms from around the world – expose offshore dealings by the King of Jordan, the president of Kenya and, the prime minister of the Czech Republic and former British prime minister Tony Blair.

The hidden financial affairs of 35 current and former world leaders, more than 330 public officials in more than 90 countries and territories have bee(...)

Relatives wait for information after 116 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Photograph: EPA

Ecuador’s national police service said on Thursday it had sent in 400 officers to restore order at one of the country’s largest prisons after a riot i(...)

Emma Raducanu of Britain reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari of Greece during their US Open semi-final at Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Over the past 20 years, as memories of Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Martina Hingis battling for glory in the final rounds of Grand Slam tournam(...)

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin, amid a July heatwave combined with a new  surge in Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another 1,377 cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Saturday by the Department of Health, with 78 persons in hospital and 22 in intensive care. Dr (...)

In the News is presented by reporters Sorcha Pollak and Conor Pope.

Irish MEPs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were recently formally sanctioned by the European Parliament’s Democracy Support and Election Coordination Grou(...)

Clare Daly, above, and Mick Wallace  have repeatedly travelled abroad despite the ban on  European Parliament overseas trips during Covid. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace have been penalised in the European Parliament for undermining its work to promote democracy by travelling to V(...)

Yonhy Lescano Ancieta, presidential candidate of the Popular Action party,  during a final campaign rally ahead of Sunday’s   election. Photograph: Angela Ponce/Bloomberg

Given Peru’s recent past it would be understandable if few people were willing to put their names forward for Sunday’s presidential election. The pre(...)

Mandatory quarantine: Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza is the first hotel being used under the scheme. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

We have a mandatory quarantine system in place now, don’t we? Yes. The booking system is now open, with the quarantine hotels themselves ope(...)

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