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The abandoned cargo ship MV Alta stuck on rocks near the village of Ballycotton southeast of Cork. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/AFP via Getty

Cork County Council has recruited international experts to advise on what steps it should take to deal with the grounded ‘ghost ship’, MV Alta which w(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel  met with German head of federal states to discuss extension of restrictions. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP Photo

German chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 governors are largely extending the country’s coronavirus lockdown until March 7th amid concern t(...)

Serena Williams:  23-time major winner’s  next Grand Slam singles title will see her tie Margaret Court’s career record.  Photograph:  William West/AFP via Getty Images

As fans fished for autographs by tying cords around oversize tennis balls and dangling them over the rail for Serena Williams, her mind drifted to the(...)

‘I hear the laughs of my biggest little girl barrelling down the slides at the campsite where I’ve taken my family to every year – apart from last year – since 2014.’Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember the little mobile home a sun-kissed stroll away from the pool’  When the Covid dread threatens to overwhelm me in the dead of these d(...)

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh: on death row since his conviction for the death of Pearl in 2002. Photograph: Zia Mazhar/AP

Pakistan’s supreme court has ordered the release of a British-born man convicted and later acquitted over the beheading of American journalist Daniel (...)

Larry King interviewed a host of world leaders over a long career, including Russian president  Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/CNN

Larry King, the broadcast interviewer whose non-confrontational style attracted celebrities and newsmakers as guests and made him the star of a top-r(...)

Outgoing US president Donald Trump: there is much speculation that he could embark on some kind of media venture.  Photograph:   Getty Images

As the sun sets on Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States continues to reel from one of the most divisive presidential terms in its history. The(...)

Dubliner Molly Thompson-Tubridy, 25, in Brooklyn. The art history graduate will be spending Christmas Day on her own in the New York.

For Molly Thompson-Tubridy, the journey home to family in Dublin last Christmas “was like a scene from the film Love Actually, filled with expectation(...)

Barry Gibb: ‘I care that the music lives, and I do everything in my power to enhance that.’ Photograph: Rose Marie Cromwell/New York Times

From underneath a black Stetson hat, Barry Gibb stares out of my laptop screen. He is in Miami, where he has lived since 1974, when the Bee Gees’ care(...)

Kim Ng started out as an intern for the Chicago White Sox more than 30 years ago. Photograph: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” said Kim Ng, following last Friday’s announcement of her hiring as general manager for the Miami Marlins(...)

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