Jeremy Clarkson: the former Top Gear television presenter  is another member of the 1 per cent who get to walk away with most of the cash. The producer whom he allegedly assaulted is almost certainly not a member and probably will never be. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

What links Jeremy Clarkson, the rise of the robots and economic inequality? An unkind observer might say that the connection is all too obvious but th(...)

That Benjamin Clementine has presence is clear from the outset. The London native has had an eventful life, as seen in biographical notes abou(...)

William J. Maxwell: ‘Poring over novels, stories, essays, poems, and plays as well as political commentary and intercepted correspondence, the FBI acted as a kind of half-buried readers’ bureau with aboveground effects on the making of black art.’

The official and respectable inspiration behind my new book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, involv(...)

Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Taoiseach Enda Kenny sold the recovery story to a group of business people from the city’s biggest businesses: UPS, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Oldcastle, the US subsidiary of cement group CRH.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a ceremony commemorating Fr Thomas O’Reilly, the Cavan priest who saved Atlanta’s churches and city hall from being burn(...)

Sir Martin Gilbert, who has died aged 78, was a distinguished historian and the official biographer of Winston Churchill. The author of more than 80 h(...)

“I think this referendum is a great threat to the political stability of the country,” says Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke was born in July 1940 just weeks after Winston Churchill became British prime minister. Now 74, he sits in his office in Westminster, h(...)

Michéal Martin’s father Paddy in an Irish Army uniform

Micheál Martin’s spidery writing is all over the printout of an email sent to him by his cousin outlining his family connections. Like many extended I(...)

An ‘Aquarium’ vintage Dunhill cigarette lighter

A two-day auction at Bonhams in London on Tuesday and Wednesday is titled the “Gentleman’s Library Sale” and “features all kinds of objects that may h(...)

Us president Barack Obama meets with Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the  White House in  2011. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama and secretary of state John Kerry, in an unprecedented snub, have made it clear that they will not meet with Israeli prime(...)

Éamon de Valera with Winston Churchill in September 1953. Photograph: Royal Irish Academy

When Winston Churchill died 50 years ago, President Éamon de Valera paid tribute to him as a great Englishman but could not forebear from describing h(...)