Pro-independence supporters march through Glasgow on route to the BBC Scotland where they staged a protest against their perceived bias today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, today as polls showed the rival camps running desperatel(...)

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigrants, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has warned. Photograph: Getty images

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigr(...)

A flock of swans join the swimmers.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 2:41

Renaissance men and women they may not all be, but many of the 257 men and 111 women who took part in the 95th annual Liffey Swim were inspired by (...)

 Ian Paisley preaches to the 12,000 strong congregation at the King’s Hall in Belfast on the 40th anniversary of the free Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Pacemaker

A gifted preacher with a coruscating turn of phrase, Ian Paisley was a compelling religious leader, whose energy, deep faith and passionately-expresse(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott (R) stands next to Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner Andrew Colvin, and director-general of Security of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) David Irvine (L) during a press conference today. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

Australia raised its terror threat level to ‘high’ from ‘medium’ today, saying there was an increased likelihood of a terrorist attack at home, despit(...)

 Nick Corcoran (left) and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital in Residence on Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The spectacular Gherkin building is the perfect place to look out on London’s financial world, from the City’s investment banks directly below it to M(...)

Richard Bruton: pressed while on a trade mission Down Under last week over Ireland’s use as a fiscal rat run by tax-avoiding US multinationals.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

This country appears to be developing a dreadful image problem Down Under. Which is a pity, considering such a good lump of our workforce has decamped(...)

A nun told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down today that the Sisters of Nazareth were involved in sending about 111 children to Australia

The Sisters of Nazareth have accepted that there was a “grave injustice” done to some 130 children who were sent to Australia from care homes in North(...)

 Suzann Pettersen of Norway plays a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the start of The Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club   in Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen will hope to take a leaf out of Rory McIlroy’s book as she defends her Evian Championship title this week.McIlroy’s habit of(...)

Although the witness had a happy childhood in Australia, she  said feelings of “abandonment and isolation came to the surface” when she got engaged.

A woman who was sent to Australia from a Belfast care home when she was a child has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she s(...)