Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has spoken recently about attempting to ‘phase out’ Medicare. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Medicare, the US federal health insurance scheme for people over 65, turns 50 this week, and it has(...)

Troubling times: checking stock prices recently in Nanjing, China. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

(...) shares to prop up prices, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily banned short(...)

Andrew Moore and Peter and David Brewis: for Drifters the trio fell into the same improvisational methods they practised when they first began playing together more than 15 years ago

(...) think,” says David. “It was brand new to us; we’re not film buffs in that way. I’m a fan of it now; I(...)

Anne Marie Keeley dresses the window in Enable Ireland’s outlet on South Great George’s Street, Dublin, with help from Clare Gilhooley (on left). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...). The locals used to call us Little Arnotts. Having a good window definitely makes a difference. People(...)

 David Drumm, former Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive. Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) us more than €60 billion. The conflict of evidence is an open wound that will bleed dry the findings(...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

(...) evening Mass and led us in the Prayers of the Faithful. I am still endeavouring not to be judgmental. I(...)

Soaring seagulls

(...) embarrassing. It was encouraging to read you editorial (July 26th), which reminded us that nature is always a(...)

Ryanair closed down 2.5 per cent at €12.01 after cautioning that overcapacity could weigh on average fares. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) increasing its full-year target. NEW YORK US stocks fell, with equities headed for their longest losing(...)

Do recessionary periods restore our sense of perspective? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) out – one of the wealthiest countries in the world? Certainly, those of us lucky enough to continue(...)

Townlands of Ireland

(...) townland names, their richness of meaning, their melody, their sheer beauty. Please let us cherish them as(...)