Val Lamb receiving a presentation from Irish Times caseroom staff on the occasion of his retirement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Valentine Lamb, always known as Val, was an outspoken editor of the weekly Irish Field for 33 years who articulated a clear vision of a better future (...)

My aunt, Nellie McIntyre, outside the house

My early childhood world was Glenbrook Terrace: Victorian houses with long gardens bordered by railings, above the main road from Cork to Ringaskid(...)

Photographer Jane Bown at a press conference given by actress Bette Davis, who was making her London debut at the London Palladium in October 1975. Photographer: Central Press/Getty Images
Photographer Jane Bown dies at age of 89
  • UK
  • December 21, 2014, 21:43

Top photographer Jane Bown, who worked for the Observer for more than half a century, has died at the age of 89, the newspaper said. Bown joined th(...)

Sir John Betjeman: “The bold turrets so suited in their mouldings and terminations to the beautiful granite of which they are constructed . . . ” he wrote,  “make Monkstown church one of my first favourites . . . ”

Monkstown Parish Church (Anglican) will be focal point for the first Music in Monkstown (MiM) festival next weekend. It begins on Friday with music by(...)

Ruth Moller, eldest child of Erskine Childers, fourth President of Ireland, who has died aged 87 after a long illness, had a colourful, interna(...)

Iodine tablets. Photograph: Frank Miller

I started trying to put the books in alphabetical order. It was late; the bottle of pinot noir that had been on special offer in the supermarke(...)

Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), 28th May 1889. (Photo by W. and D. Downey/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing,” Oscar Wilde reputedly said of the little heroine in Charles(...)