Conor Pope  in the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin where a number of generations of his family worked and lived over many years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I know absolutely nothing about the McCanns who once lived in the small red-brick cottage on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin(...)

 Laurence Sterne: the reputation of his comic masterpiece, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, has endured. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On Wednesdays, classes in Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar in 1970 finished early but the school bus did not depart until 4.30pm. I spent the two hours in th(...)

It’s a Sin: Olly Alexander (front) with Omari Douglas, Nathaniel Curtis, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West. Photograph: Channel 4

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS Russell T Davies is one of the great auteurs of modern British TV, and he’s been shooting for the stratosphere wi(...)

Glenda Powell of Blackwater Lodge Fishery releasing a salmon from the River Blackwater.

Glenda Powell of Blackwater Salmon Fishery in Ballyduff Upper, Co Waterford is regarded as one of the world’s leading fly casting instructors. Having (...)

Peter Sutcliffe ‘wasn’t a very intelligent killer, he was just brutal’

A British chief constable has issued a “heartfelt” apology to relatives of the victims of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – known as the Yorkshire Rippe(...)

Nave Andromeda: The Greek company that owns the vessel says stowaways boarded the tanker in Lagos. Photograph:  Ben Stansall

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to hijack the oil tanker that was seized by members of the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) of(...)

The incident is reported to have taken place aboard the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda crude oil tanker . Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Seven people have been detained after armed forces personnel boarded an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight, following reports its crew had been threaten(...)

A  CGI imageby the University of Southampton of an impression of the final moments of a new species of theropod. Photograph: Trudie Wilson/PA Wire

Four bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to a new species of dinosaur from the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists say. Palaeontologists(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin said there could be issues with the technology on public transport

The bluetooth technology being used by contact tracing apps may be less accurate than initially thought, particularly on public transport, according t(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: ‘I know that the people of the Isle of Wight will embrace this with enthusiasm.’ Photograph: Reuters

The British public should download a new contact-tracing app to save lives and protect the health of their loved ones, health secretary Matt Hancock h(...)

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