A woman looks for her relatives at the site of an attack in Kabul, in which a suicide bomber crashed into a British embassy vehicle. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide bomber crashed into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said. The explosion killed five people, incl(...)

Sir John Betjeman: “The bold turrets so suited in their mouldings and terminations to the beautiful granite of which they are constructed . . . ” he wrote,  “make Monkstown church one of my first favourites . . . ”

Monkstown Parish Church (Anglican) will be focal point for the first Music in Monkstown (MiM) festival next weekend. It begins on Friday with music by(...)

Photograph of a cake shaped like the White House together with sparklers burning and the US and British flags, as tweeted by the the British embassy in Washington.

The incident was not as incendiary as the original but the decision by British diplomats in Washington to mark the 200th anniversary of the torchin(...)

The image tweeted by the British Embassy in Washington.

The British Embassy in Washington has issued an apology after Twitter users complained about it posting a picture of a cake decorated with sparklers (...)

Queen Elizabeth and Northern Ireland  Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness shake hands, watched by First Minister Peter Robinson, at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in June 2012. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Queen Elizabeth’s handshake with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness in 2012 had been “the most remarkabl(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

The Royal Air Force is recruiting for reservists across Northern Ireland, has re-established a base at Aldergrove in Co Antrim and said it was aiming to offer job opportunities to the widest possible number of people. File photograph: John Giles/PA

The British Ministry of Defence has apologised for “any offence” after an RAF recruitment billboard placed close to the scene of the Bloody Sunday ma(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters play in the snow in Khan Tuman, Aleppo today. Photograph: Reuters

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, high(...)

Peter Humphrey and his former client, GSK. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese state television has broadcast a public confession by British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey, who has been held with his American wife (...)

Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), 28th May 1889. (Photo by W. and D. Downey/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing,” Oscar Wilde reputedly said of the little heroine in Charles(...)