Tommy Hefferon  at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast. Loyalists believe they are victims of a two-tier policing system. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Parades Commission decision to restrict an Orange march in north Belfast has had lasting consequences. There have been more than 1,000 days of prot(...)

Loyalist protesters react as republicans march through Belfast city centre  on April 24th, 2016, to  commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The violence-free outcome on Sunday of republican parades in Belfast to mark the 1916 Rising, and loyalist counter-protests afterwards, is to be prais(...)

Waves  coming over the pier in Howth on Sunday. Photograph: Howth Coast Guard

There was surface water flooding in many of the low-lying areas of Cork city centre adjacent to the River Lee on Sunday morning after high tides, heav(...)

A pedestrian on Wall Street. For  bankers, scuttled deals cost money.  Photograph: Bloomberg

If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street’s top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champa(...)

 DUP of assembly candidate Ian McCrea standing next to a memorial to the victims of an IRA bomb in Co  Tyrone after it was vandalised. Photograph: DUP/PA Wire

A memorial to the victims of an IRA bomb in Co Tyrone has been attacked. Paint was thrown at the stone marking eight deaths at Teebane crossroads be(...)

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim waves to the crowd after cutting down the net after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers in the championship game of the midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at the United Center. Photograph: Dennis Wierzbicki/Usa Today Sports

When the USA basketball team made its publicity appearance at the London Olympics in 2012, members of the media jostled to get within ear-shot – and s(...)

Conor McCann and Naoise McSherry in the Clann Eireann Youth Club in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

History is not just history in a place like Lurgan. The Co Armagh town has not fully emerged from the Troubles and the vast majority of Protestants an(...)

Tommy Hilfiger  with models backstage at his show  during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Park Avenue Armory. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger

The lobby of my fancy New York hotel is filled with fashionable people staring at their phones. They are largely dressed in black and have studious e(...)

Air France-KLM: results out on Thursday.   Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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“There were no beer taps on the makeshift counter, only bottles. Whiskey was measured by hand.”

The village of Drum in Co Monaghan is entirely dry these days, but 20-odd years ago I spent a memorable evening in its last surviving licensed premise(...)