'Highly regarded' teacher banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet
A drunken teacher who had sex with a student in the toilets of passenger plane while returning from a school trip has been banned indefinitely from...
A drunken teacher who had sex with a student in the toilets of passenger plane while returning from a school trip has been banned indefinitely from...
A swinging and spinning amusement park ride has broken apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair, hurling people through the air, killing a...
Terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard could soon be moved to a hospice and allowed to die.
Preston North End manager Alex Neil has hailed new arrival Sean Maguire after the former Cork City striker scored on his debut on Tuesday night.
A late two-goal salvo sealed a first Ulster U-21 hurling title for Derry since 2008. Corey O'Reilly's brace settled it for the Oak Leafers as Collie McGurk's revolution of Derry hurling gathers pace.
A video of gardaí dancing with senior citizens at a function in Co Tipperary has become an online hit.
The world's fastest car has made an impressive debut in Ireland with a speedy drive down the River Liffey.
Joe Brolly has endorsed the man he feels can save the GAA from becoming a corporate entity and return it to being the 'greatest community organisation on the planet'
The family of a young girl killed in the Manchester concert bomb have launched a bid to fulfill her dream of becoming a YouTube star.
Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appeared to announce his retirement on Wednesday.
WBA female Inter-Continental lightweight champion Katie Taylor says that she is excited to be fighting Jasmine Clarkson in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend as she looks to move one step closer to a world title fight.
WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been pencilled in for a November 11 rematch with Wladimir Klitschko...
A BOY who was injured when a lorry hit a bus he was a passenger in has settled his High Court action for €55,000.
Daley Blind has become the latest Premier League footballer to suffer a copy and paste gaffe on social media.
Even Vogue Williams is partial to wearing a pair of Spanx on a night out.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Ross Barkley is set to leave the club after telling the Dutchman he wants a new challenge.
An enterprising actor who plays a minor character on HBO's Game of Thrones has opened his own themed bakery to capitalise on the programme's success.
Michael Duignan and Davy Fitzgerald's war of words has taken another turn after the Offaly pundit claimed attempts to question his position on the Sunday Game were 'sinister'
Tomás Ó Sé and Joe Brolly were unanimous on the man who should replace Peadar Healy as Cork manager: three-time All-Ireland champion Billy Morgan.
The widow of a New York police officer has welcomed their child three years after his death using sperm preserved from her husband to conceive.
Ivanka Trump has made her first public appearance since her husband Jared Kushner's investigation into his connections with Russia.
Camilla Thurlow has revealed she's relieved her romance with ex Prince Harry never went further as she's confident she's found love with Jamie Jewitt.
RTÉ described efforts to prevent its journalists and editors from using the term 'bonus' as an "unwarranted inhibition" on public interest journalism.
A father-of-three is hoping to join an elite group of climbers by conquering the world's seven highest summits across seven continents.
A poll of Independent.ie readers has revealed that half of all drivers surveyed use their smartphones behind the wheel.
The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded has been caught after more than a day on the run, police said.
There were traffic delays in and around Dublin city centre this evening after a number of incidents.
A study of the brains of 111 NFL players has found that 110 were suffering from degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The Club Player's Association has unveiled its three-point plan for altering the fixture schedule to preserve the club scene in Gaelic Games.
David Bowie's estate has given a green light to allow Woodie's to record and release one of the singer's most iconic tracks for their children's charity campaign.
Alvaro Morata helped set up a goal on his Chelsea debut but could not prevent a 3-2 friendly defeat against Bayern Munich in Singapore.
The wedding car is one of the unsung heroes of a couple's big day - getting them from A to B, providing them the breathing space to take a moment as newlyweds away from gushing guests and fawning family members and, of course, as the backdrop to some fab photos for the wedding album.
The BBC has announced plans to hold an alternative festival to Glastonbury next year and, for one year only, we'll be able to enjoy it on Irish shores.
Louise Redknapp stepped out to support her former Strictly co-stars Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara as they celebrated their big day in London last weekend.
U2 star Adam Clayton has welcomed a baby with his wife Mariana.
At least six people have been killed and nine others were hurt after a five-storey building collapsed in Mumbai.
A babysitter is facing a length jail sentence after she allegedly gave an eight-month-old baby an adult dose of Benadryl to get him to sleep.
If you weren't among the lucky few to nab tickets to U2 at Croke Park, this video might do the trick.
India's Supreme Court is to decide whether a pregnant 10-year-old girl can have an abortion after her uncle allegedly raped her.
Applications for Love Island 2018 are now open - here's how you can apply.
French First Lady Brigitte Macron cemented her style icon status as she met with Irish rocker Bono in Paris.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Emily Leehan tied the knot with Joshua Newville - and it wasn't just the bride's heartfelt vows that had everyone going, but the reaction of her four-year-old stepson, Gage, to her loving words.
An Arklow cafe came up with the perfect response to a Starbucks opening in the town.
At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India and Pakistan, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground, officials said.
The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their court action as they tried to take their terminally ill son to the United States for treatment.
The construction of the long-delayed National Children's Hospital at the campus of St James's Hospital in Dublin has been delivered yet another setback which could delay the planned 2021 opening.
Waterford will have to provide more conclusive video evidence if Tadhg De Búrca is to play in an All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Cork in just under three weeks' time.
CarsIreland.ie has launched a platform giving independent reviews on new cars - the first of its kind in Ireland.
A woman accused of removing a drain plug from her fiance's kayak and contributing to his drowning on New York's Hudson river has pleaded guilty.
Customers in Drogheda have been told they can buy just to just six bottles of water each as the shortage continues in the town and surrounding area.
French President Emmanuel Macron has met pop singer and philanthropist Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty.
Former football hard-man Vinnie Jones has been accused of "massacre" after he posted a photo online of 100 foxes that were shot dead during a hunt.
Offaly legend Michael Duignan has strongly hit back at Davy Fitzgerald's criticism of his punditry, telling the Wexford manager to 'grow up'.
David Brady and Brendan Cummins have taken differing views on Davy Fitzgerald's post-match criticism of hurling pundits following Wexford's All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Waterford yesterday.
As Bryan Dobson gears up for a move to Morning Ireland, after 21 years presenting RTÉ Six One News, speculation about who will fill his seat is mounting.
Manchester City have signed Monaco's Benjamin Mendy for fee believed to be in the region of £52m, a world record fee for a defender.
Police are appealing for the owner of a snake found on a street to get in touch.
Marty Whelan and his wife Maria made a rare public appearance together at a star-studded event at the weekend.
At least five people were hurt, two of them seriously, in an attack by an unidentified man in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen on Monday, police said.
AT least five people were hurt, two of them seriously, in an attack by an unidentified man in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen on Monday, police said.
There will be two Italians teams competing in the Guinness PRO12 this season after the Italian rugby federation (FIR) took over ownership of Zebre.
"I am so sad that you didn’t say goodbye."
Antonio Conte has revealed the injury suffered by Pedro in Chelsea's pre-season friendly victory over Arsenal is more serious than he thought.
US president Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has denied any improper conduct as he revealed he had four contacts with Russians during last year's election campaign and the presidential transition period.
Ever dreamed of living it up in a five-star hotel... forever?
Liverpool's hopes of signing Virgil van Dijk have been boosted by the news that Southampton have left their wantaway skipper out of their squad for the pre-season trip to France.
Joe Brolly has suggested that Rory Gallagher's time in charge of Donegal could be coming to an end after they were hammered by Galway on Saturday evening.
Most of us think "what if" about an ex partner every now and then.
Boris Johnson has joked that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a headbutt during a visit to the South Pacific nation.
The president of Poland is to veto two contentious bills that are widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system.
A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free.
Gerard Pique has given the clearest indication yet that Barcelona team-mate Neymar has committed his future to the Nou Camp amid talk of a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain.
THOUSANDS of music-lovers are set to descend on Punchestown in Co Kildare as the Punchestown Music Festival returns this weekend.
Prince William has revealed his late mother Princess Diana would have been a "nightmare grandmother" to his children Prince George (four) and Princess Charlotte (two).
A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition following a two car collision.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism after a father was said to have discovered a football club's security camera pointing at his daughter's bedroom.
Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald has hinted that he may consider leaving his role with the Model county over the huge demands it is having on his time.
Favourites Galway will face Tipperary in the last four, while Munster champions Cork have been pitted against Waterford in this morning's All-Ireland hurling semi-final draw.
Claudine Keane made Insta-famous girls everywhere green with envy with her latest designer look.
Peadar Healy stepped down as Cork manager after Saturday's agonising defeat to Mayo and immediately thoughts have turned to who will succeed him.
THE family of a missing woman have appealed for her to get in touch.
Around 200 children went on a rampage in a Belfast park, police have said.
Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.
An eight-year-old girl has died and a 12-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped under logs in an Argyll forest.
The death toll in a suspected immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong in Texas has risen to 10 after two people died in hospital, officials said.
A five-year-old girl who hit the headlines after her homemade lemonade stand was shut down by the council has received dozens of offers to set up stalls at other events.
Weddings it seems are becoming increasingly elaborate affairs, but one wedding guest found out just how complicated tying the knot has become when she was left in a "bizarre" nuptial predicament this weekend.
Catfish star Nev Schulman and his partner of two years Laura Perlongo have officially tied the knot.
Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after having sex instead of a year under equalities reforms announced by the UK government.
An ex-Olympian who was paralysed after a freak accident and vowed to walk again for his wedding day has fulfilled his dream of walking his wife down the aisle.
Seven people were killed and two more injured when a crane collapsed on a construction site in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Donald Trump has said he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
A woman has been killed after a deer that was struck and sent airborne by a motorist travelling in the opposite direction smashed through the windshield of her family's car.
What do people really think of Bono?
Former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy expects new signing Romelu Lukaku to reach his 'peak' at Old Trafford if he is able to handle the pressure of being United's primary attacking option.
A woman has told how she was made to feel like a 'non-person' when a colleague airbrushed her out of her wedding album.
Further searches will take place this weekend in the hope of locating the two missing crew members onboard the Rescue 116 helicopter.
A list of 173 suspected Islamic State fighters - possibly trained to bomb and launch suicide attacks in Europe - has been circulated by Interpol, it has been reported.
A defiant Sean Spicer attacked the US media for their "fake news" in his first interview since resigning as Donald Trump's press secretary.
The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint made by Mr Brian O’Donnell and his family that the Irish Independent, in its print and online editions, breached Principle 5 (Privacy) of the Code of Practice of the Press Council of Ireland.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership will freeze contacts with Israel on all levels.
You won't be able to take your eyes off this drone footage of Croke Park being transformed ahead of U2's sold-out gig on Saturday.
Broadcaster Ruth Scott tied the knot with Rob Morgan in a civil ceremony on Friday.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Donald Trump's new press secretary, the White House has announced.
A man and woman are set to appear before court today in connection with the seizure of a firearm at Connolly train station in north Dublin.
Princess Charlotte took a slight tumble and was comforted by her mother Kate as the royal tour of Germany and Poland came to an end on Friday.
Dustin Johnson is finding the going tough at Royal Birkdale today and he isn't the only victim of the weather.
Christine and Paddy McGuinness have spoken about life with their four-year-old twins Penelope and Leo and said they wished they'd spotted "the signs" of autism earlier.
Manchester United have unveiled a new third kit in grey, the first time they have used the colour since the team's memorable half-time shirt swap in 1996.
He might have been on the hunt for chic racegoers, but Aidan O'Mahony stole the show at the races.
Can Rory McIlroy continue his revival at Royal Birkdle and reel in the Americans at the head of the field?
Kildare manager Cian O'Neill has been handed a huge boost ahead of his side's Round 4B qualifier against Armagh on July 29 after his star midfielder Kevin Feely was cleared to play.
Tipperary manager Michael Ryan has made three changes to the Tipp side that trounced Dublin in the second round of the qualifiers a fortnight ago.