England’s Eoin Morgan  hasn’t make the squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There is no place for Skerries born Eoin Morgan is the England squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. The selectors have picked three uncapped (...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

Seeing the light: The Lindisfarne Gospels projected on Durham Cathedral

How many people does it take to change a Derry lightbulb? “About 500,” says Helen Marriage, co-director of the London-based Artichoke arts company, wh(...)

Kevin Pietersen of England is angered by press reports.    Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

The England and Wales Cricket Board is to demand an explanation and apology from Channel 9 after the Australian TV channel implied that Kevin Pieterse(...)

Musicians Julie Feeney and Eugene Ginty. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Julie Feeney is a composer, singer/songwriter described as “brainy and adventurous” by the ‘New York Times’. Her third album ‘Clocks’ – has just been (...)

Words We Use: Cess

Cess is an interesting little word, used in Scotland, Ireland, and many counties in England from the border to Sussex and Somerset. It means a rate, t(...)

The word bruchle is sometimes confused with bruckle, which, as an adjective, verb and noun, is found in Ireland, Scotland; and in England, in Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire. It means brittle, fragile, and figuratively, uncertain, changeable, untrustworthy - just like the weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Scots verb bruchle, means to wrap or muffle up a person in an untidy manner. It is always used with the preposition up. Hence bruchlan, wrapping u(...)

Professor Andrew J Deeks, president-elect at UCD.

UCD has broken with tradition by appointing an external academic as its next president.Prof Andrew J Deeks, an Australian-educated engineer who is cur(...)

Martin Doran’s Ellen Construction built the refurbished Bewleys Hotel in Ballsbridge. Mr Doran sought bankruptcy in the UK in 2011

Two Irish property developers, who were declared bankrupt in Britain leaving more tha(...)

Banners are displayed outside Easington Colliery Club and Institute by former miners on the 20th anniversary of the closure of the colliery. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Just as the funeral proceedings were starting in London, a world away, in the old pit village of Easington Colliery, the former D(...)