Brendan “Paddy” Finucane in the cockpit of his plane.

The story of the life of an Easter Rising rebel’s son who went on to become a celebrated RAF ace in the second World War is being made into a document(...)

Chief executive Aiden Corcoran: “The biggest mistake for me was that I focused so much on business at the start that I forgot about the balance in life”

Team Horizon is a global life science group that specialises in designing and implementing equipment for pharma and biopharma manufacturers. This incl(...)

A forgotten image of Lawrence of Arabia (TE Lawrence),  which was discovered at a records office in Northern Ireland. He was fatally injured on a motorcycle in May 1935 in Dorset. File photograph: British Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure/PA Wire

Forgotten images of Lawrence of Arabia have been discovered at a records office in Belfast, Northern Ireland. British officer TE Lawrence was best k(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Fine Gael has promised cuts to the USC as part of its election pitch. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The message thus far from Fine Gael has been stability and prudent management of the economy, yet no party can expect to be re-elected on the back of (...)

Winston Churchill’s observation to a new MP that, although his opponents sat on the opposition benches, his enemies were sitting behind him, is a trut(...)

Mark Keating of the Whitewater Foundation with his dog Pajo will trek through five Balkan countries. Photograph: The Irish Times

An Irish businessman and his Labrador dog have been training for a 2,000km walk over mountains to raise funds for charity and to mark his relatives’ (...)

In a Word . . . ugly

You may have read the article in these pages a couple of weeks ago by columnist Lucy Kellaway on how good-looking people do better these days. This no(...)

Sheila O’Leary, aged 93, in Dublin: ‘My father didn’t talk much about 1916. He talked more about the Boer War.’

Sheila O’Leary is one of the few people, and probably the only one left alive, whose parents were both in the GPO during Easter 1916. Her father, Tho(...)

Jonathan Bardon: many authors, while (rightly) concerned to be scholarly, do not seem to put themselves out to be lucid, lively and just plain readable

Historian Jonathan Bardon’s works include A History of Ulster (Blackstaff Press, 1992); Belfast: A Century (Blackstaff Press, 1999); Beyond the Stu(...)

A Ferrari 250 GTO from the personal collection of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

When the hammer came down on the black Ferrari 250 GT California, the rise and rise of the celebrity classic car was confirmed. Once owned by James C(...)