James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

 David Miliband talks to reporters at his home  in London yesterday. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Britain’s first prime minister, Horace Walpole, once wrote that no great country was ever saved by good men because good men will not go to the(...)