Warren Mitchell as Alf Garnett (right), with Anthony Booth as son-in-law Mike, Una Stubbs as daughter Rita and Dandy Nichols as Else. Photograph: PA

Warren Mitchell, who has died aged 89, was the supreme example of a good actor kidnapped by one character. Until he was 40, he was one of t(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

Edna O’Brien, once Ireland’s most scandalous woman, arrives in the lobby of the Merrion Hotel and praises a scent that she traces to an arrangement of(...)

Dennis Waterman (left) with actor George Cole, best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in TV series Minder. George Cole has died aged 90. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

British actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in TV comedy drama Minder, has died at the age of 90. Cole, whose showbusiness career s(...)

 Cashel Place Hotel in Co Tipperary: architectural gem

One of Ireland architectural gems, the Cashel Palace Hotel in Co Tipperary, is to offered for sale at a guide price in excess of €2.25 million. John (...)

 Famagusta: the outbreak of war saw 36 multistorey hotels evacuated overnight. Photograph:  Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

My guide, Ionnis, prepares for our trip. He opens his wallet and checklists passport, driving licence, insurance, visa and a couple of aspirin. We’re (...)

The 20-bed hotel built was for the early 18th-century Protestant archbishop of Cashel, Theophilus Bolton, by  architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearse, who also designed the Houses of Parliament (now Bank of Ireland) in Dublin’s College Green

One of Ireland’s architecturally most important hotels is expected to go on the market following its sudden closure last month. The Cashel Palace(...)

The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

Clockwise from top left: Des O’Malley (FF then PDs), Gerry Collins (FF), Richie Ryan (FG), Ray MacSharrry (FF) and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF). An S Barret, a member of Fianna Fáil, was also listed by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald.

Names in a dossier of former politicians who allegedly held offshore accounts have been read into the Dáil record by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)

The passing of John Bradley at the early age of 60 is an irreparable loss to Irish archaeology, medieval and urban studies and to Kilkenny in particul(...)