Dublin GAA star Jonny Cooper was asleep and defenceless as he was repeatedly stabbed in the face and neck in a frenzied knife attack, a court has heard.


Lava from volcano in Hawaii threatens road.

This Oct. 30, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flow burning vegetation near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)



Centrist politics must challenge the threats from both extremes

EARLIER this week the all-powerful, life-giving or life-denying European Central Bank published the results of its stress tests on 130 of Europe’s banks. Only 25 failed and just one — and what a welcome “just” that is — is Irish.



Pilot dies in Virgin Galactic spaceship test crash

One pilot has died and another has suffered “major injury” after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, Californian authorities said.


Phobias and fears can be passed onBy Rita de Brun

Fashion & Beauty

Beauty: holding back the yearsBy Katie Wright

Food & Drink

Ballymaloe Halloween BarmbrackBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Pressure on teen girls to be sexually active is intrusive, unfair and damagingBy Suzanne Harrington

Home & Interiors

Everything you need to know about access and security around the homeBy Kya deLongchamps


Canet-en-Rousillon is a charming old town with the Pyrenees on its doorstepBy Conor Power

Arts, Books, Films & TV

New book reveals John Lydon is Rotten at the coreBy Ed Power


Acers are autumn aces in any gardenBy Peter Dowdall