SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty 1:45

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

Thicket – Anthony Lyttle Cross Gallery, Dublin **** Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1960, but has spent most of his life (...)

Loft Trading, a collection of handmade accessories for men, is the brainchild of Belfast-based graphic designer Chris Tyndall, a sharp dresser with(...)

The hull of an upturned cargo vessel off the coast of northern Scotland. Search efforts for the eight missing crew members have resumed. Photograph: Wick lifeboat/British Royal National Lifeboat Institution/EPA

A cargo ship has sunk below the water as coastguards continue the search for the eight members of its crew.A major search effort was mounted after the(...)

Waypoint will lease two Sikorsky S-92s and two Agusta Westland AW139s

Limerick-based helicopter financier, Waypoint Leasing, has agreed deals to supply four craft to two clients.Waypoint, whose helicopter fleet is valued(...)

Dejected Yes supporters in George Square, Glasgow, last Friday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Antipathy towards the politics of successive London governments was a key driver of the impulse towards separation evident in Scotland last week. (...)

Volunteers outside the Yes Shetland office in Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. Photograph: Colm Keena 2:36

Jack and Ruby Pottinger, both natives of Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands, have a small “No thanks” poster in a window of their home, whic(...)

Back in the day when every house had a sewing kit and a container for spare buttons, the first time I became aware of Scottish shortbread was when I q(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)