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Atlantic Philanthropies, founded and financed by billionaire Chuck Feeney, gave away €1.1 billion in Ireland through 1,030 grants over 30 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It ended as it began – quietly, low key, with no fanfare. The Dublin office of Atlantic Philanthropies closed this week as billionaire Chuck Feeney, w(...)

“Oy, get your hands off my Dingle . . .” The man in the map of Ireland costume at Cheltenham in 2012. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Getty Images

The disgusting behaviour of business big wheels at a lavish charity fundraiser in London’s five-star Dorchester Hotel was big news this week. The me(...)

The Dorchester Hotel in London, where hostesses say they were groped and sexually harassed at a men-only charity dinner last week

The British charity The President’s Club is to close after an exposé in the Financial Times, detailing the harassment of hostesses at an event it held(...)

The Dorchester Hotel in London, where hostesses say they were groped and sexually harrassed at a men-only charity dinner last week.

At 10pm last Thursday night, Jonny Gould took to the stage in the ballroom at London’s Dorchester Hotel. “Welcome to the most un-PC event of the year,(...)

Comedian and writer David Walliams was host for the evening at the Presidents Club charity dinner in  the Dorchester Hotel in London. He is pictured here  with the TV judge award at the National Television Awards in London this week. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

For a piece of corporate literature accompanying a black-tie charity event, it was an unusual waiver. “The Presidents Club shall accept no responsibil(...)

Louise O’Neill and son Calum (6),  in Blarney, Co Cork, with her parents Marie and Pat O’Neill. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Marie O’Neill was on holidays in Spain when she got the call that is every parent’s nightmare, telling her that her 23-year-old daughter was seriously(...)

Sarah Treasa Clancy 1908-2016. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland’s oldest citizen, Sarah Clancy, passed away this morning (Tuesday, December 27). She was 108. The woman from Sruthán, An Cheathrú Rua in Con(...)

A flock of grackles in Alabama in 2011. More than 30 of the birds mysteriously died recently in Boston. Officials are investigating possible causes. Photograph: Matt McKean/AP

Dozens of birds have mysteriously fallen out of the sky in Boston, prompting health officials to launch an investigation. A total of 47 grackles rain(...)

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