The public consultation resulted in 88 submissions, addressing a range of issues including volume. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:23

A public consultation on Dublin buskers found an overwhelming majority of concerns related to “excessive noise”, with many participants seeking a ban (...)

Each defendant was charged with conspiring together to defraud the Vodafone Store at Donegall Place in Belfast by dishonestly using false details to purchase six mobile phones to a total value of £3,300. When the charge was put to each defendant, they all replied “guilty”.

Six young people from London have been warned they face jail after they each admitted a string of conspiracy charges linked to the purchase of mobile (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates a maximum break of 147 in the final frame of his 6-0 victory over Matthew Selt during the 2014 Coral UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan finished off with a brilliant 147 break as he stormed into the quarter-finals of the Coral UK Championship with a 6-0 demolition of(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Pa

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. O’Sullivan is targeti(...)

A paediatrician who was involved in the ‘Baby P’ case in the UK applied for work in an Irish hospital but did not disclose restrictions on doing so, a Medical Council inquiry has heard

A paediatrician who was involved in the ‘Baby P’ case in the UK, who applied for work in an Irish hospital but did not disclose restrictions on doing (...)

Ukip candidate Douglas Carswell (left) is congratulated by the Conservative Party candidate Giles Watling (centre) after winning the byelection in Clacton-on-Sea in eastern England this morning. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The UK Independence Party has trounced the Conservatives in one byelection and run Labour to just over 600 votes in another once-safe seat, in results(...)

We’re used to thinking about Sam Reid as a very English gentleman or a very upright officer. In fact the actor grew up on a cattle ranch in rural New South Wales.  Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Sam Reid is having a moment. No. Scratch that. Sam Reid is having a year’s worth of moments. So far in 2014, movie hounds have had reason to gasp over(...)

Try paella and cava at tapas restaurants across Ireland as part of Cava Week

Sparkling addition Next week is Cava Week in Ireland, according the Freixenet brand, which is participating in a seafood and cava promotion at so(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage (right) welcomes Mark Reckless to the Ukip annual conference at Doncaster racecourse in south Yorkshire. Photograph: PA

Every September, thousands of horse- racing fans gather in Doncaster for the St Leger, the world’s oldest horse race and the final classic of the Brit(...)

The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage delivers his speech at the party’s annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster, northern England. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The UK Independence Party could hold the balance of power in the House of Commons after the British general election next May, its leader, Nigel Fa(...)