Sticky duck with walnut pesto. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
Dinner party delights

As one of the Founding Fathers used to say: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Well, you know what, Mr Benjamin Franklin, this is as (...)

After the referendum defeat, Alex Salmond said it was time for a new leader who could now take the devolution process forward. Photograph: PA 1:47

For Scottish leader Alex Salmond, the journey started with tales from his granddad about repelling the English invaders in the 14th century. It ended (...)

Training time for the Limerick hurlers at the Gaelic Grounds. Críonna Tobin’s fascinarting presentation to the  GAA’s Games Development Conference at Croke Park appeared to prove that high intensity training produces better core fitness results than the more traditional endurance running. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” is a quote often associated with Roy Keane but ( like Father Ted only “borrowing” the parish money (...)

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard believes the club’s season depends on keeping hold of Luis Suarez. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

On Saturday at Anfield, Steven Gerrard’s 15 years with Liverpool were honoured with a testimonial against Olympiakos, the team against whom he scored (...)

A short story can create a whole world in a few pages, and the first three in this intriguing collection of Italian stories do just that. Roberto Savi(...)

Abbeville, Charles Haughey residence in Kinsealy in 1996.

Former taoiseach Charles J Haughey may be the political figure inextricably linked with the Kinsealy estate of Abbeville, but research reveals (...)

What do BBQ ribs, spare car parts and a bust of Benjamin Franklin have in common? They’re all products or services that can be bought online wi(...)

It is extraordinary the extent to which the banking sector is behind so many of the woes that litter the business pages of newspapers across t(...)