Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

 Dorney Tower  in north London: Thousands of residents have been evacuated  due to fire safety fears.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Test results in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster have revealed that 60 high-rise buildings in 25 different areas of England are unsafe, the UK (...)

DUP politicians Jeffrey Donaldson, Nigel Dodds and Emma Pengelly emerge from 10 Downing Street on Thursday after after holding talks with Theresa May. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Dante and Beatrice. Quasimodo and Esmeralda. Cyrano and Roxane. Don Quixote and Esmeralda. These unrequited loves have great poignancy. But they’ve no(...)

John Risher, 106, watches the game and records statistics manually in the press box during a University of Virginia home football game in Charlottesville. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

Charlottesville, Virginia. John Risher drove north on Route 29, a briefcase resting in the car’s back seat. Through sunglasses, Risher, who is 106 (...)

UK polling stations close at 10 pm on Thursday June 23rd as Britain decides whether to stay or remain in the European Union.   Photograph: EPA

The UK is poised to decide on its future in the European Union in a referendum on June 23rd. Voting will take place all day, with polling stations c(...)

London’s gay community is facing a new challenge as men indulging in days-long orgies organised on social media, fuelled by drugs, such as liquid ecstasy, or “G”, in a practice known to doctors as “chemsex”.

London’s Vauxhall district is rapidly changing, fuelled by the property boom that is altering the face of the city. But at its heart, it still holds o(...)

Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, Most Rev Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori: said the next Lambeth Conference “needs to be preceded by a primates meeting at which a vast majority of primates are present”. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The worldwide Anglican Communion’s next Lambeth Conference, scheduled for 2018, has been cancelled for the first time in its history. A gathering of (...)

Twenty years after agreeing to the ordination of women as priests, the Church of England has found a compromise on the ordination of women as bishops,(...)

The Jewish Museum in Portobello, Dublin,  where the commission will visit tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Anglican- Jewish Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting in Dublin this week (...)

The Most Rev Pat Storey, who was consecrated bishop on November 30th.

A silver cross left in a will for Ireland’s first woman bishop was presented to the Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Rev Pat Storey, at Dublin’s (...)