Protesters march in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

In what has been touted as a bold move towards redressing the alarming levels of inequality in his home town, New York mayor Bill de Blasio announced (...)

Robert White in his Sophia Housing Association apartment: ‘I put a runner on my foot and said: cheaper than Dunnes, half price!’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In an unassuming apartment complex on Cork Street in Dublin 8, formerly homeless people are turning their lives around. Many of them are overcoming me(...)

Stepping over a pool of vomit in Frenchman’s Lane, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled his hoodie over his baldy bonce, dug his flabby paws deep inside his jean (...)

Anthony Burgess is one of the most underrated writers in the English language. This does a disservice to a half-century of superb work until hi(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)