UK chancellor George Osborne has described the sale ofLloyds Banking Group  as “the biggest privatisation in over 20 years”. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Next March, seven years after the British taxpayer poured £20 billion of emergency funding into Lloyds Banking Group, the British government will fina(...)

Former Archbishop of Benin Richard Burke pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Catholic Archbishop has told the High Court in Dublin that he had an “inappropriate” sexual relationship with a woman in Nigeria which began (...)

Chives growing in front of the community college in Todmorden, UK, one of the city’s dozen or so public growing spots. Photograph: Anna Polonyi

Take the local train north of Manchester and you will spot a Hollywood- style sign on a hill that says “Kindness” in large white letters. It overlooks(...)

Estate agent’s “Sold” and “For Sale” signs stand outside a residential apartment complex in  London.  British house prices edged lower in May,  but the annual rate of growth rose and a shortage of homes is likely to push prices up further. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British house prices edged lower in May, in line with economists’ expectations, but the annual rate of growth rose and a shortage of homes is likely t(...)

The rise in house prices, which has allowed older generations to lock in sizeable gains, is one of the key factors behind the dramatic generational changes over the past decade.

A growing number of young people have given up on the idea of buying their own home, reinforcing signs that property ownership could cease to be the (...)

A duplex home where a 19-year-old man was found dead is shown in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Photograph: Reuters

A man and a woman planned a Valentine’s Day massacre at a Canadian shopping mall in which they would gun down as many people as they could before kill(...)

On the first part of the walk the estuary is at its widest but then narrows to a densely wooded meander loop known as Drakes Pool

Go Walk: Carrigaline to Crosshaven, Co Cork Map: OSI. Discovery Series. Sheet 87 & 81. Start and (...)

124 St Stephen’s Green: Certus offices in Dublin

Certus, the Irish loan servicing group, is to offload office space in Dublin, Limerick and Cork because of a fall off in client work. The move comes (...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

Irish specialist loan-servicing group Certus is seeking 195 redundancies from its near 600-strong workforce in a bid to reshape the business followin(...)