Peerless Pears

(...) a week while later varieties can take a couple of months.It’s all about the rootstock(...)

 Pupils take part in an early Billie Barry Stage School performance 1965,  the year after the school opened
Billie Barry grows up
  • People
  • September 20, 2014, 01:00

(...) that no child could work on stage for more than three months in a row, so five girls, including Jacinta(...)

Billy Lee: targets a  valuable handicap pot aboard the selection. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

(...) the Silver Cup.Wayne Lordan goes to Newbury for a Group Three ride on Scream Blue Murder in the five(...)

 Varied and prolific: American writer Amy Bloom. Photograph:  Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

(...), though, is surely more of a challenge than scribbling a name on a flyleaf cover? “Anytime you take a(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

(...) need more time; they take time; they are almost the key words: “outsleep”; “water”; “afraid”. The beat(...)

Financial architect: Ken Whitaker, photographed in March this year, at the age of 97. Photograph: David Sleator
A plan to save the Irish economy

(...) become Economic Development began to take shape. In February, before the general election, he went on an(...)

Golden days in shining whites: Tony O’Reilly and Cecil Pedlow

South Africa.Other winners of the junior competition went to take high-profile jobs in public service(...)

Bustle: Buddhist monks in Mandalay, Burma’s second-largest city. Images of Aung San Suu Kyi are everywhere, from newspapers  to bags and fridge magnets. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Inside Burma

(...) year five journalists were given lengthy jail terms after publishing a contested article on a weapons(...)

Left behind: Caroline Dwyer and her daughter Aisling in room 457 of Hotel las Americas, in Santa Cruz. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

(...) international inquiry can take place. The process has already lasted more than five years and shows no signs of(...)