Aubergines are incredibly versatile

Years ago, when aubergines began to appear in supermarket vegetable aisles, I had no clue where to start. Do I peel it? Boil it? Cook it whole? The(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority said that the tower is needed to ensure safety and pointed out that other airports with parallel runways, including Manchester and Istanbul, have similar structures. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Dublin Airport will need a new 87m high air traffic control tower along with its second runway, bringing the cost of developments there to a possible(...)

Roisin Traynor works as a guidance counsellor at a school in Kuwait.

At the age of 22, I began my career as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ireland. I had an amazing first year in this sector, but I want(...)

Japan’s thin architecture: 61 House NA, Sou Fujimoto, Tokyo. Photograph: reprinted from Jutaku: Japanese Houses (Phaidon, 2015)

It isn’t, frankly, very sustainable. But the Japanese don’t really like second-hand houses. It is a little difficult to imagine if you live in London(...)

The family of a woman who spent time in a foster home in the south east say they should have been told about serious sexual abuse allegations there. (...)

Austin Currie: “My memory is pretty good, but this was 20 years ago. I have no recollection of that case.” Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister for children Austin Currie says he passed representations from a “foster” family in the southeast to department officials. Two repre(...)

George W. Bush, former US president, second from left, shakes hands with his brother Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, left, as Laura Bush, former first lady, second from right, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, look on during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina on Monday.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Former US president George W Bush made a return to the political spotlight at an election rally in South Carolina on Monday night in a bid to revive t(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks at the 52nd Security Conference in Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich. Photograph: Andreas Gebert/EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry has said he would like to see the United Kingdom remain part of the European Union. Ahead of talks between EU leade(...)

The woman who ran a ‘foster home’ in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children suffered serious sexual abuse in the house. Photograph: Getty Images

The woman who ran a “foster home” in the southeast, which is to be the focus of a commission of investigation, has denied allegations that children su(...)

A commission of investigation  will investigate allegations of serious sexual abuse and the relationship between South Eastern Health Board (SEHB), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the home

The elderly woman who ran the “foster home” in the south east which is at the centre of allegations of child abuse has said the young people who staye(...)