Margaret O’Connor in her trademark fedora

Two years ago milliner Margaret O’Connor was unemployed but she had a great reputation and a string of international accolades to her name. Now she h(...)

A coastal path at the Doonbeg golf links course and hotel in Co Clare. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new campaign has begun against a proposal by US presidential candidate Donald Trump to build a 3kms wall along a public beach to protect his golf re(...)

The people of Doonbeg have shown support for Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his golf links course from coastal erosion. File photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

The people of Doonbeg have given a resounding “yes” to US billionaire Donald Trump’s contentious plan to erect a €10 million rock barrier to save his (...)

US tycoon and presidential hopeful Donald Trump  at Shannon Airport in May 2014 to visit the Doonbeg golf course after he had gotten  permission  for protection works at the  14th green.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Donald Trump’s plan to build a €10 million coastal protection barrier for his golf links resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare has the overwhelming support of(...)

Ferry arriving at Sherkin Island. Photograph: David Sleator

Inhabitants of nine off-shore islands in the west are concerned at news that funding of their five community development companies will be stopped at (...)

John Brennan: has explicitly defended what is called ‘advanced interrogation’. Photograph: Getty Images

The Christian Science Monitor has described John Brennan as America’s “assassination tsar”. But this doesn’t seem to have damaged his image in parts o(...)