The Government’s data site is in its initial stages as Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin admitted in a meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new open-data portal is not yet where it would like it to be, Minister Brendan Howlin said in a Department of Public Expenditure and (...)

Simon Campbell pictured on Ireland's Eye off Howth in the 1940s; Lady Longford described him at the time as "the handsomest young man in Dublin."

The 20th century witnessed the creation of many divisions in Irish society and between independent Ireland and the British state, but few can have enc(...)

A demonstrator hula hoops among banners in the protest camp by the entrance to a site run by Cuadrilla Resources, outside the village of Balcombe in southern England. Photograph:  Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Britain frequently suffers from a metropolitan virus whereby issues can linger on the margins of southeast England’s consciousness until they have a d(...)

Tessa Phillips, who worked at the Finchley Conservative office between 1977 and 2009, signs a book of condolence at the party headquarters in Finchley yesterday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Operation True Blue got under way yesterday as a special British cabinet office committee was set up to co-ordinate the log(...)