‘Seagulls are often extraordinarily beautiful to the human eye, both in flight and up close and personal.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Doesn’t anybody read Jonathan Livingston Seagull any more? The protagonist of Richard Bach’s hugely popular 1970s adult fable was an exquisitely ether(...)

Perry Wharrie received the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state when he was jailed for his part in the €440 million cocaine smuggling operation at West Cork in 2007. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

The Court of Criminal Appeal has said it believes a circuit court judge may have erred in principle when sentencing a 56-year-old Englishman to 30 yea(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman given the longest ever sentence for drugs offences in the history of the state following a bungled cocaine smuggling operation off the W(...)

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

The title of Slaves’ debut album comes across as more of a scornful challenge than a concerned inquiry, but it’s an accurate summation of Isaa(...)

     The Hyde Park monument mirrors the places where the four London bombs went off and has 52 stainless steel columns, each representing a victim

The process of architecture is one of improvisation, says Andy Groarke of Carmody Groarke architects, kicking off the third season of the Newnownext (...)

Where better to photograph fashion’s spring foliage than among the lush floral displays in the Victorian splendour of the Dublin Flower and Fruit M(...)

Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy gives a gracious speech after failing to be re-elected as a member of parliament for East Renfrewshire.  Photograph: Graham Stuart/Reuters

1. NuneatonAll eyes were on this midlands seat, one of the first of the battlegrounds to declare a result, for an early indication of trends in key ma(...)

Costa del Sol: Dubliners Wayne Lennon (38) and Brian McConville (30) admitted punching, kicking and stabbing London-born builder Paul Feathers at his home. Photograph: PA

Two Irish men have been sentenced to 11 years each in prison after being convicted of killing a British expat at his Costa del Sol home. A jury at a c(...)

 Karen Buckley was seen on CCTV footage talking to a man and walking in the opposite direction to home early on Sunday morning.

Scottish police are continuing to search for an Irish student who hasn’t been seen since the weekend when she told friends in a Glasgow nightclub t(...)