London housing crisis: an employee changes a property information leaflet in the window of an estate agent in Clapham. Britain faces a housing supply shortage. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The average flat for rent in Wandsworth, a London borough about 8km from Charing Cross, is priced today by letting agents Foxtons at £549 (about €740)(...)

John De Lorean in 1981. The entrepreneur died in 2005 at the age of  80. Photograph: PA

Former DeLorean employees from Britain, South Africa and the United States have travelled to Northern Ireland to join former colleagues in Belfast fo(...)

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband during a visit to the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Audrey Syms is old enough to have known Ferndale when its name evoked pride and its bustling streets made it feel like the throbbing heart of a gre(...)

The review is expected to reveal a culture of ignorance which “protected” Savile. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Publication of Dame Janet Smith’s report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postpon(...)

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish National Party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish(...)

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron and his wife Samantha have a cup of tea with a young couple in their home in Swindon. Cameron yesterday outlined his party’s manifesto in advance of the general election on May 7th

Ronald Reagan oozed optimism like no other politician, with talk of the United States as “the shining city on the hill”; one that had stood “strong an(...)

Mary Shaw, Paris-based Irish designer who created Sequana interiors business

‘I am a colour person as you can see – and I think the Irish have a gift for colour,” says Paris-based Irish designer Mary Shaw, gesturing to the g(...)

David F Ross: ‘The Last Days of Disco is about people trying to make the best of things in difficult circumstances, their daily routines interrupted by unique turns of events that show them all to be fallible but also human.’

In 1982, I was 18 years old; the same age as the two principal characters in my debut novel, The Last Days of Disco. Revisiting this period of my life(...)

Polish MEP and candidate for President of Poland Janusz Korwin-Mikke addressing supporters in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Candidate for the Polish presidency Janusz Korwin-Mikke used the soccer game as a chance to meet several hundred voters at a pre-match event in Ballsb(...)

No matter how much my children think I am making a poor fist of bringing them up they can’t get rid of me. Parenting is for life. Jobs are not.

Around the time I returned to work after the birth of my first child I went to visit a lawyer friend who had also just had a baby and had decided to s(...)