Bertram Allen on Quiet Easy 4 during the Longines Speed Challenge, from which he emerged victorious. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s Bertram Allen rounded off a good weekend in Hong Kong on Sunday when picking up US$30,000 for his fifth-place finish in the Longines Grand P(...)

The entrance to  the Magdalene laundry on Stanhope Street North in inner city Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

At last. It has taken so long to get this far and mainly due to State resistance. But people should not get carried away. There can be no doubt the lu(...)