Macy’s shoe department on Black Friday: head to the seventh floor  to pick up a card that lets you off the New York sales tax. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

So the Irish are flocking back to New York to do their Christmas shopping? Apparently, and according to research by Expedia.ie, there’s an 84 per cent(...)

Actor Linda Henry, from the BBC soap EastEnders, will stand trial for alleged racially aggravated harassment. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

EastEnders actor Linda Henry will stand trial for alleged racially aggravated harassment outside a restaurant.The actor (51), who plays barmaid Shirle(...)

New York is a city of neighbourhoods so choose the right one to stay in

Most frequent visitors to New York City tend to stay in the same hotel, usually in Midtown Manhattan, with the Irish favouring Fitzpatrick’s on Lexing(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

To hear her music, you would assume that Emma Tricca had spent her life completely immersed in English folk culture. The young Italian’s second album (...)

Lofty London

London is not as big as it seems. Elaborate bus routes, colour-coded tube maps and thick A-Z indexes can conjure an overwhelmingly complex metropolis.(...)

Live at the Village Vanguard is surely the most pungent of album titles, promising top-tier New York musicians and an environment that brings out t(...)

Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, on Wednesday, where he discussed high-frequency trading and the structure of the US equity market with Brad Katsuyama, chief executive officer of IEX Group Inc. Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg

To explain claims of stock market rigging in the latest scandal to rock Wall Street, one US television news network resorted to a rather crude (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two apartments – Geneva, Switzerland Nama says: bought for 4.65 million Swiss francs (€3.8 million) in July 2008; sold for 5.3(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs 6:10

Sean Dunne is alone among the one-time super-wealthy Irish property developers in seeing his finances investigated by officers of two bankrupt(...)