Weather fanatic Johnny O’Loughlin (8) from Ennis meets his hero meteorologist Evelyn Cusack. Photograph: Andres Poveda

For those of us who stayed up past our bedtime to watch the Late Late Toy Show this year, we didn’t regret the decision. From rapping fa(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

It’s a sign of how fractious the European debate over the future of Schengen has become that the only coherent proposal this weekend is one f(...)

Roman Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. File photograph: EPA

A Polish court’s decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became le(...)

“The annual rate of house price growth has fluctuated in a fairly narrow range between three and four per cent over the past six months.”

British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market, whi(...)

‘Distressed’ property: Cerberus specialises in buying loans at heavy discounts secured against properties whose value has fallen dramatically. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

While it is not known yet whether US company Cerberus intends using the Republic as a base from which to manage the £13 billion (€18.5 billion(...)

Irish people have considerable sympathy for the ambition of British Prime Minister David Cameron to secure changes in EU rules that would keep (...)

Wrong to think David Cameron could magic up a brand new EU after a few chats with Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker. - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

To Brexit or not to Brexit is now the biggest question in those parts of the British Isles not ruled from Dublin. The latest opinion poll for t(...)

We bought a hill farm overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay and built a comfortable straw bale house, powered by wind generators, solar panels, and a wood-burning stove.

In 1999, my then partner and I moved to Bantry in west Cork to walk the talk, and to try our hand at sustainable living. We bought a hill far(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responds after  David Cameron set out his case     for the extension of RAF airstrikes from Iraq into Syria. Some Labour MPs don’t like Corbyn’s stance on military conflict. Photograph: PA Wire

Over breakfast a few streets away from the Palace of Westminster this week, the Labour MP had barely sipped his coffee before he launched int(...)