Hawk-Eye on trial

The furore generated by the malfunction of the Hawk-Eye score detection system in Croke Park last weekend came at a bad time for all concerned. The Ga(...)

Donegal-born Hugh O’Donnell in a digger on his  illegal dump in Berkshire. His dump site was the size of five football pitches.

An Irishman who was given the longest-ever jail sentence for illegal dumping in Britain two years ago has been sentenced to a further three years in j(...)

A great movie of The Great Gatsby, argues critic Leon Wieseltier, would “show a dissenting streak of austerity”. He thinks it’s time for a black Gatsby, noting that rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who produced the film’s soundtrack, might be an inspirational starting point. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Kelly

When I started out in journalism I spent five long years as a reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, a cosseted suburb of Washington. I(...)

Mary Anne Evans, better known as George Eliot, wrote what many consider to be the greatest English novel, Middlemarch

Mary Anne (sometimes Marian) Evans, better known as George Eliot, the name she felt necessary to adopt to publish her novels, was born in Warwi(...)