Castlebar is Mayo’s county town and has strong historical ties to Lord Lucan. The title was granted in 1776 to Charles Bingham, the governor of Conna(...)

Lucan House, residence of the Italian ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The grounds of Lucan House, nestled between the old Galway road and the River Liffey, reveal the history of the demesne, which dates to 1560. Gen Patr(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attending a basketball match in 2012. Their visit to Ireland is a ‘global story’, apparently. Photograph: Getty

Not since Shergar went missing has a search of the Irish countryside generated as much interest as the hunt for Kimye, the uber-celebrity couple who a(...)

The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Few events in military history are as mythologised, and therefore misunderstood, as the Charge of the Light Brigade, which in the popular imagi(...)