Erskine Childers: born in London 150 years ago on June 25th. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

One of Erskine Childers’s biographies is titled The Riddle of Erskine Childers, and there was much that was enigmatic about him. English born, he work(...)

Joseph Swaine left Enniskerry for  London at the age of 19 and stayed for six decades.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Danielle Baskin, co-founder of Quarantine Chat

Over the past two weeks I’ve conversed with strangers in Baltimore, Budapest, Tallinn, Hertfordshire and Melbourne via an app called Quarantine Chat. (...)

“It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” – Boris Johnson said. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
UK election: Quotes of the night
  • UK
  • December 13, 2019, 08:58

Here are some of the best quotes from the UK general election results night so far: “It does look as though this One Nation Conservative government h(...)

Boris Johnson heads to a fridge to cool off on  the UK election campaign trail. Photograph: ITV screenshot

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has poked fun at the British prime minister who was seen entering a fridge in an apparent attempt to avoid being interview(...)

First-time Tory candidate Fay Jones. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Aside from the breath-catching scenery, two things stand out driving from England into the Welsh constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire: the Tories re(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has urged voters to return a majority Conservative government as the only alternative to a “nightmare on Downing Street” in the shape of(...)

A man walks past a branch of Patisserie Valerie in London, Britain, in October 2018. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Five more people have been arrested in the investigation into the collapse of British cafe chain Patisserie Valerie after accounting irregularities we(...)

Andrew Hill, whose plane crashed during the Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men, speaking outside the Old Bailey in London on Friday after being cleared of manslaughter.  Photograph: Julia Saqui/PA Wire

Families have expressed their “disappointment” and “devastation” after a pilot was cleared over the deaths of 11 men in an air crash in Shoreham, Engl(...)

Aircrash during the Shoreham Airshow on August 22nd,  2015, where pilot Andrew Hill was performing a stunt in a 1950s Hawker Hunter before it plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex and exploded into a fireball killing 11 men.  Photograph: Sussex Police/CPS/PA Wire

Footage from the cockpit of a vintage fighter jet showing the moments before it crashed at Shoreham airshow, killing 11 people, has been shown to juro(...)

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