Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

David Chase: “I didn’t think that The Sopranos would chart any kind of new course. All I wanted to do is just get as close to cinema as I could.” Photograph: Devin Yalkin/New York Times

“‘Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation,” Tony Soprano once told his mob cohorts in The Sopranos. If David Chase, Tony’s creator, doesn’t (...)

Paul and Márie Flynn who own opened the Tannery restaurant in Dungarvan 20 years ago. “I fancied myself as Rick Stein.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It didn’t feel like the best of starts. Twenty years ago today, with a last glass polish and a deep breath, chef Paul Flynn and his wife Máire opened (...)

Nicole Ryan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court: “you can do as you please and it holds no consequences”. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Nicole Ryan has described as “an insult” to her brother the sentences given to three accused for drug offences following an investigation into his de(...)

Alex Ryan (18) became ill at a house party at St Patrick’s Terrace, Green Street, Cork, on January 19th

Three people are due to be sentenced on Wednesday for drug offences arising from a Garda investigation into the death of a young man who died after in(...)

Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of his food substitute powder. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The man who would replace food turns out to have quite an appetite. Rob Rhinehart, whose meal-substitute drink is a hit with Silicon Valley techies wh(...)