Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein: has claimed that after the relationship with Juan Carlos ended, she suffered a campaign of harassment by Spanish security services. Photograph:  JP Yim/Getty Images

The former lover of Spain’s retired king Juan Carlos I is due to testify on Friday in a defamation trial stemming from claims of death threats and de(...)

A memorial to the memory of  Michael Fitzgerald was eventually erected in Fermoy town centre.

One hundred years ago today, Michael Fitzgerald, a high-ranking IRA officer, became the first republican to die on hunger strike during the Irish War (...)

Rosie Casey gets ready to show subscribers how to make soap online via Organik Orangutan

Rosie Casey from Walkinstown in Dublin now lives in Newport, Shropshire, where she makes soap, organic skincare and runs her company Organik Orangutan(...)

Maxine Peake and Freddie Fox in Fanny Lye Deliver’d

It’s 1657 and rural Shropshire in post-civil war England is a crazy place to be. One mightn’t know as much watching the opening sequence of Fanny Lye (...)

Ricky Tomlinson  has  campaigned  to clear his name after being jailed during a strike in the 1970s. File photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The criminal convictions of the British actor Ricky Tomlinson, who starred in the TV comedy The Royle Family, are to be re-examined by UK appeal-court(...)

William Drennan: died 200 years ago on February 5th

The phrase “the Emerald Isle” to describe Ireland is well known but what may not be as well known is that the man who is credited with first using the(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  visits the Global Ireland marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Those involved in negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are effectively “writing history”, and missteps made now will be felt (...)

Working Abroad Q&A: Rosie Casey, from Walkinstown in Dublin, now lives in Newport in Shropshire, where she works as a handmade(...)

An eastern European food shop in England. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

“I think they should just get on with it,” said Jo McAllister as she served customers at JP Fruits in the Shropshire market town of Wellington in the (...)

Cicero the peacock and owner Andrew Craigie at home by the Aga in Co Meath

We had over 57 varieties of animals at home when I was growing up. The figure seems extraordinary now but we once did a count. Tiny gerbils, elusive h(...)

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