The High Line in New York city is a great example of how planting and gardens can transform an urban experience

An exclusive roof garden designed for private shoppers in Harrods, London, was designed by Diarmuid Gavin recently – a green oasis in an otherwise (...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)

“Language . . . isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place,” observed novelist Jeanette Winterson. It was the great gift of lexicographer Diarmaid Ó (...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Management at the News of the World must have known about phone hacking, the jury in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Br(...)

Ninety minutes on Monday night seemed a long time to be stuck in fantasy land for someone like me who has a horror of novels that involve a map(...)