Photograph of Tony Benn taken in 2003. The veteran politician died at home on Friday March 14th, 2014, at the age of 88. Photograph: Matthew Fearn/PA Wire

Tony Benn, who has died aged 88, was a pivotal figure in British left-wing politics in the second half of the 20th century. A national institut(...)

Former Democratic Unionist leader  Dr Ian Paisley: accuses  Margaret Thatcher  of “betrayal” over her work with taoiseach Charles Haughey on the “totality of relationships” between Ireland and Britain and because of her signing the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985.     Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley said he was “very angry” when he learned of the deaths of 13 unarmed civilians, later 14, on Bloody Sunday in Derry in J(...)

People eat during a new year’s meal for the homeless and poor provided by the city of Athens on January 1st. ‘No one gives a damn about Greece’s economic or domestic wellbeing, provided it toes the line in relation to geopolitical manoeuvring.’ Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Writing this within view of the Albanian mountains – so close that they seem to spring up in our village street – makes it clear how intricately conne(...)

If Pixar is encountering a crisis then it is the sort of crisis most studios would savour. Monsters University, the company’s latest animation, is alr(...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)