The dishevelled enthusiast Sir Patrick Moore gave many of us a love of astronomy, waxing lyrical on the wonders of outer space on the BBC’s The Sky at(...)

Freddie Scappaticci: fled Northern Ireland for Britain in 2003, where he is today said to be still living. Photograph: Pacemaker

Claims that a senior British army agent in Northern Ireland was linked to 40 murders while he was head of the IRA’s punishment unit are to be invest(...)

The British government has “washed its hands” of an obligation to oversee an inquiry into the  shooting of an IRA man more than 40 years ago, the Northern Ireland High Court has heard. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The British government has “washed its hands” of an obligation to oversee an inquiry into the British Army shooting of an IRA man more than 40 years a(...)

Mary Heenan and son Eugene Heenan  outside  the ministry of defence in London with the writ naming senior former British army officer Frank Kitson and the ministry.  Eugene “Patrick” Heenan was murdered in  1973. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Mary Heenan walked up to the steps of the ministry of defence in London, just yards from the Cenotaph, clutching a walking-stick and a few sheets of (...)

Dariusz Rejniewicz of Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin but originally from Poland, pleaded guilty  to handling stolen property at McDonalds on Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former Google employee has been given a suspended sentence for trying to sell a stolen laptop back to his colleague.The laptop was stolen from a wor(...)

Gavin Spokes in One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ****  It has kept him occupied for close to three centuries, but the hilariously(...)

Greek businessman Achilleas Kallakis was ordered to pay £3.25 million within six months or serve another seven years imprisonment by His Hon Judge Andrew Goymer yesterday

Two fraudsters convicted and sentenced for defrauding AIB and Bank of Scotland for £61 million (€77.9 million) in 2012 have been ordered to pay con(...)

The New York Times Co has introduced two new digital paid apps as it expands its subscription offerings to entice new readers to pay for its pr(...)

The media group’s ad business fell 6.3 per cent from a year earlier to $212 million, the 13th straight quarterly decline.  . Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The New York Times, the publisher controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family, reported a decline in fourth-quarter profit as advertising sales continued(...)

The BBC “put its reputation at risk” by handing over huge pay-offs to senior staff, according to a committee of senior MPs. Among the excessive payouts given to senior staff were £470,000 to former director-general George Entwistle after only 54 days in the job and £680,000 to former chief operating officer Caroline Thomson. (Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The BBC made “unacceptable” severance payments to senior staff as a result of failures of management and oversight, a panel of MPs said today. The cor(...)