Martin Green, who has died aged 82, was a writer, poet and publisher. Among the many books he encouraged as an editor at MacGibbon and Kee in the 1960(...)

Putting it on the line: Ireland’s Keith Wood powers over for a  try against England in their 2001 Six Nations match. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s the big one, simple as. Ireland against England has a resonance, a sense of history and occasion which surpasses all other Irish fixtures. Be it (...)

‘The recession provided a convenient smoke-screen for my departure, but in my mind it was always clear - I was moving for experience, to learn, not necessarily to make my fortune.’

Emigration. It’s a word weighed down with a lot of meanings, a fact I have no need to hammer home to Irish readers. But aside from the link between(...)

French security officials are exploring the possibility of shooting down drones or jamming their guidance systems. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

French authorities are trying to identify remote-control pilots who flew drones over central Paris on Monday on and Tuesday night. At least fiv(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying(...)

Residents pay their respects to the victims of the shootings in Uhersky Brod. Photograph: Igor Sefr/EPA 1:56

In shallow, ragged breaths, Petr Gabriel relates how a chance phone call saved his life. Exactly 24 hours previously the 33 year-old arrived for lunch(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying to(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: “For too long, energy has been exempt from the fundamental freedoms of our union.”

A new EU strategy on energy has proposed more electricity interconnections between countries, more focus on renewable energy and a tougher negotiatin(...)

At least five drones have been spotted flying over central Paris landmarks this week. Photograph: Guillaume Baptiste/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities have launched investigations into sightings of drones this week close to sensitive sites in Paris such as the presidential palace a(...)

Portrait of Alexander McQueen from Savage Beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

It should have been a triumphant moment. It was a chill October evening in Paris, and Alexander McQueen had just showed Plato’s Atlantis, his unive(...)