Tyne Bridge in Newcastle: will the northeast become a distant outpost of London-led government if Scotland votes Yes?

Ten years ago, Labour’s John Prescott offered the northeast of England a regional assembly, but it was turned down by three-quarters of those who both(...)

Property Clinic

Q I am on the board of the owners’ management company of a development in south county Dublin which recently took control of the common areas from(...)

The National Aquatic Centre at Abbotstown in Dublin. Dublin Waterworld Ltd entered into a lease in 2003 to operate the centre but a dispute later arose about whether VAT was payable on the lease. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The former operator of the National Aquatic Centre is claiming more than €30 million losses and damages over being pursued by a State-owned company fo(...)

Tinsmith Tom McDonnell, winner of the overall Traveller Pride Award, is  photographed with Olympic gold medelist Katie Taylor after a ceremony in the Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Olympic champion Katie Taylor has compared discrimination against the travelling community to discrimination against women’s boxing. Tay(...)