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Capt Catherine Barrett: ‘My mum’s side would be historically Irish – they came over to Scotland during the Famine. My mum loved the idea of me going to Ireland.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Catherine Barrett was studying at University of St Andrews in Scotland when she first developed a interest in the Irish Defence Forces and i(...)

Alan Esslemont, outside TG4’s headquarters in Baile na hAbhann, Co Galway. Photograph: TG4

“It’s only since the pandemic and only since the new Minister that I’ve really been able to say what I think,” says Alan Esslemont, ard stiúrthóir (di(...)

AIB’s new chairman Jim Pettigrew: Photograph: Shane O’Neill, Coalesce

AIB has appointed the ex-chairman of UK bank Virgin Money as its new chairman. Jim Pettigrew (63), who is originally from Dundee, Scotland, will succ(...)

Brian Cox on Rogan Loy: ‘I don’t need a lot of lines. I need a few “aha”s and a few “f*** off”s. The character is really established.’ Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

The Succession actor discusses his new memoir, the social mobility of the 1960s, cancel culture and his long career   You could reasonab(...)

Dundee city council has been investigating how to tackle vehicle emissions for 10 years. Photograph: iStock

On the eastern side of Dundee’s V&A museum on a promenade that flanks the river Tay, two women with young children in buggies roll over a row of e(...)

A drug user prepares cocaine before injecting, inside a ‘safe consumption van’ set up by Peter Krykant in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2020 rose for a seventh year in a row, according to figures released on Friday that confirmed the cou(...)

Msgr Basil O’Sullivan: ‘I wanted to be a priest, and it was more important to be a priest than where you were sent.’  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Corkman Msgr Basil O’Sullivan (88), parish priest of Holy Family, Dunblane, and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Auchterarder, in Scotland, was on his w(...)

Josh Dunne (16), who was fatally stabbed in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Bohemians FC/PA Wire

A man arrested in connection with the killing of Josh Dunne (16) in north Dublin was expected to be charged and to appear before the courts in the cit(...)

Dundee United manager Jim McLean and Aberdeen manager Alex Ferguson in 1985. Photograph: Eric Craig/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Jim McLean, describing the former Dundee United manager as the toughest opponent he ever faced in the opposite dugou(...)

Friends and colleagues Melisha Squire and Lesley Blues in the centre of Edinburgh stop for a chilly lunch break in the centre of Edinburgh. Photograph: Freya McClements

There was, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote last week, “no single sentence that has made me happier to utter in nine long months than t(...)

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