Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, talk as they attend a service to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta at Runnymede near Windsor, west of London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

The Magna Carta’s symbolic role as the touchstone for human rights and modern democracy was celebrated by one of Britain’s leading judges as the count(...)

 Storm Uechtritz  in  Dublin.  “Sometimes in life it really helps to take a step back and try to understand that there are always two sides to a story.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesTimes

RTÉ researchers shouldn’t wait too long to book Australian TV producer Storm Uechtritz, for the popular genealogical TV show Who Do You Think You Are?(...)

Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, died on Tuesday at the age of 67, his agent said. Photograph: Robert C Kelly/PA Wire

Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, died on Tuesday aged 67, his agent said.Robert C Kelly said Harris, whom (...)

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. File photograph: Reuters /Luke MacGregor

When is it due?Britain’s next royal baby is due on Saturday, April 25th, according to media reports. Anyone who has ever had a baby will know this is (...)

Jackie Chan as Mr Han with Jaden Smith as Dre Parker in Columbia Pictures’ The Karate Kid in 2010, a truly ‘duang’ move. Photograph: Sony Pictures Entertainment

It’s a Chinese character that has come out of nowhere, but the word “duang” has taken the internet by storm, even though no one really knows what the (...)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge leave the ‘In Memoriam’ exhibit during a visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/Getty

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but r(...)

Lansdowne Road takes its moniker from William Petty-FitzMaurice, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, one of only two Irish-born British prime ministers, the(...)

Irish Ambassador to London Dan Mulhall at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, during the annual Remembrance Sunday service. Photograph Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Everything about the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London are minutely planned, down to the positioning of dignita(...)

Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

Kevin McGee viewing ‘Efforts & Ideals; Prints from The First World War’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square, Dublin as part of Dublin Festival of History, 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The late princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer is to appear at the Dublin Festival of History tomorrow night. Earl Spencer has written a book abou(...)