Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

The award-winning new library in Ballyroan, Rathfarnham. Photograph courtesy of Box Architecture

What comes to mind when you hear the words “public library”? Is it a low-ceilinged stuffy room with rows of bookshelves and a cluttered noticeboard fi(...)

 Hundreds gather to protest on the streets of Enniskillen during the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Golf Resort in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Photocall

Outside the library in Enniskillen a couple of thousand people, some connected to trade unions, left-wing political parties and environmental groups, (...)