Dave Mulligan launched a new brand of poitín – Bán Poitín – in London eight weeks ago.

Dave Mulligan has been living in London for the past four years. Having run the popular speakeasy-style pub Shebeen for three years, he and his busine(...)

 Police were called on Friday by a member of the public, who came across plants growing on disused private land on Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston, southwest London. Photograph: PA Wire

A “forest” of suspected cannabis plants that looked like Christmas trees has been found in a remote area. Police were called on Friday by a member of (...)

Bob Geldof: the musician said he feels “profound shame” at a situation which has seen many die in their desperate attempts to flee war. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof says Europe’s response to the current migrant crisis makes him “sick”, and has offered to accommodate four refugee families in his UK resid(...)

 Ireland players celebrate a goal against Belgium in the  EuroHockey Championships at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Photo:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

EuroHockey Nations Championships Ireland 2 (P Caruth, J Jackson) Belgium 2 (S Dockier, F van Aubel) Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet (...)

‘A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland’. Image from The Days’ Doings, 1871. Photograph: Mary Evans Picture Library in London

An image of Co Clare’s sea-serpent - Victorian Ireland’s equivalent of the Loch Ness monster - has resurfaced after 144 years. The artist’s impress(...)

Paul O’Shea. Photograph: London Metropolitan Police

An Irish heroin addict has been given a minimum 32-year jail term for the hammer and knife killing of two men in a London flat. Paul O’Shea (37), from(...)

A user on Reddit posted a picture of the flat and wrote: ‘This studio flat is a mattress with walls.’

A studio flat in London, mockingly described on Reddit as a “mattress with walls” was advertised as costing £700 (€988) a month. The ground-floor stud(...)

London’s gay community is facing a new challenge as men indulging in days-long orgies organised on social media, fuelled by drugs, such as liquid ecstasy, or “G”, in a practice known to doctors as “chemsex”.

London’s Vauxhall district is rapidly changing, fuelled by the property boom that is altering the face of the city. But at its heart, it still holds o(...)

Diesel emissions testing is to be taken out of the lab and on to the street

The European Union’s newly agreed diesel emissions test plan is a groundbreaking one, as for the first time it seeks to take regulatory testing of (...)

A police officer outside the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company in  London, England, on Tuesday after a burglary at the premises over the Easter weekend. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Detectives investigating a major heist on a well-known safety deposit company in London believe up to 70 boxes were opened during the burglary.The rai(...)