A cast iron Hong Kong post box is seen with British royal cipher in Central District, Hong Kong, China, October 2015. Photograph: Alex Hofford

Hong Kong is currently grappling with one of the key identity issues that post-colonial territories, including Ireland, all have to deal with – what d(...)

Who wants to be in Drake’s gang? The Toronto rapper is hip-hop’s ruler-in-chief so anything with his name on it brings a hell of a lot of attention(...)

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton. The party will make the flat rate suggestion in its pre-budget submission. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Renua Ireland will propose a flat rate income tax of 23 per cent when it publishes its pre-budget submission on Monday. The party has made a flat tax(...)

Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

Max Joseph’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ stars Zac Efron as a young DJ perfecting his art in the contemporary San Fernando Valley

Here’s a funny thing. It is more than 30 years since the first incarnations of house music emerged in and around Chicago. We are now as distant(...)

North Yorkshire police are trawling their records for references to Ted Heath following publication of an image of the former prime minister with suspected paedophile Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

A former brothel-keeper at the centre of a child abuse controversy surrounding Sir Edward Heath is to be questioned by British authorities on the matt(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire (60) of Rothe Abbey, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to deceiving the Revenue between 2003 and 2004. Photograph: Court Collins

An account held in Anglo Irish Bank was not furnished to the Revenue Commissioners because it was connected with the bank’s former chairman Seán FitzP(...)

 White jersey mesh shoulder dress, €263.20  by Jill de Burca  from the Design Centre or  jilldeburca.com

‘It’s writing your dreams with a needle”, is how the late François Lesage, the world’s most famous embroiderer once described the love for his craf(...)

Folding not fretting: Deirdre McQuillan learning the art of packing at Louis Vuitton’s  London branch.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You have to think a lot about packing these days whether it’s for a business or holiday trip. There’s nothing that annoys me more than finding (...)

Alyson Meadowcroft: ‘I look online everyday to see what is happening back home, and often watch BBC Northern Ireland news. Old habits die hard, even after nearly 25 years.’

Last November, The Irish Times invited readers abroad to submit reflections on their relationship with the land they left. The story below is one w(...)