Anne Redpath’s still life ‘Flowers in a Spotted Jug’, which fetched more than £85,000 at Bonhams’ Scottish auction.

Important paintings by Scottish artists occasionally turn up in private collections in Ireland and can be quite valuable. Chris Brickley, head of the(...)

England head coach Eddie Jones (right) and captain Dylan Hartley. Photograph: PA

Eddie Jones has challenged his England team to show no mercy when they collide with Italy in Rome tomorrow. The Azzurri have never beaten England i(...)

   Former Anglo  chief executive David Drumm:  His lawyer asked to keep the matter open  as  Drumm hopes to be biometrically tested as part of his process to secure a US green card. Photograph: Alan Betson

The decision of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm to end his extradition fight came as he began his fifth month in a US prison. It(...)

Junior doctors protest outside the department of health in London at the British government’s intention to impose new contracts. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Junior doctors in Britain’s National Health Service have said they will consider “all options open to us”, possibly including an all-out strike, afte(...)

Darroze (48), is the reigning “World’s Best Woman Chef”, having picked up her trophy from British magazine Restaurant at its “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ceremony

The world’s best female chef receives me in the tiny, cupboard-like office from which she surveys the kitchen of “Hélène Darroze,” the Paris restaura(...)

I’m not drinking these days, Ross. I’ve got my allergies. I’m actually off everything. Wheat, dairy, alcohol, salt, then obviously sugar.

I rub my two hands together. It’s my first night away from Sorcha in I don’t know how long – weeks, probably – and I am determined to enjoy it. She w(...)

A nostalgic nod to ham and turnip dinners

There is nothing exotic about the ingredients used to make this particular comfort food. They are cheap and easy to find anywhere in Ireland. I got a(...)

Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the UK since 2012

For the third year in succession Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Bri(...)

The only way minimum price rules can be saved is if member states can demonstrate that in a given case minimum pricing is somehow more effective than taxation. Photograph: PA

Last December, a certain grey-haired gentleman clothed in red and resident in a magical-seeming faraway land dropped a gift - carefully crafted by hi(...)

Henry William Drennan (58) was arrested at his home in Scotland more than three decades after attacking his victim in Manchester in 1984. Photograph: GMP/PA Wire

A man who raped a woman 32 years ago is starting a 10-year jail term after police used cutting-edge technology to match his DNA to the crime scene. (...)