Kate Middleton was hacked 155 times, including on Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day. She was first hacked on December 21st, 2005. Photograph: Reuters

Victims of phone hacking included celebrities, politicians, sports personalities and ordinary members of the public who, through their personal connec(...)

South African Mayenzeke Shweni, new champion of the traditional blade shearing, at the Golden Shears sheep shearing championship in Gorey, Co Wexford. Photograph: Mary Browne

Forget next month’s football, for sharp-shearing farmers everywhere the most important world cup just ended in Wexford, with 6,600 sheep losing their (...)

The North’s residential care homes were reminiscent of “a bygone age” that had not moved with the times, an inquiry into historical abuse in Co Down h(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arriving at the Old Bailey court in London today. Photograph: Reuters

A stunt double for Angelina Jolie had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the ac(...)

A new collection of poetry, songs and ballads exploring Dublin life from colonialism to the present day has been chosen as the 2014 Dublin: One City O(...)

Smart bike-friendly hotels

Memmo Baleeira, Algarve, Portugalmrandmrssmith.comThis hotel provides bikes (free if you book through Mr and Mrs Smith, or about €18 a day) and new lo(...)

A participant marches in the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York today. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Even though many weren’t Irish, and even though it wasn’t actually St Patrick’s Day, an estimated two million New Yorkers marched out to line F(...)