Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey: scrapped plans to buy  a discounted £2.04 million apartment due to “a personal decision”.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It’s gratifying when a boss is keen to buy his company’s products, but it’s not so impressive when he’s been offered an incentive of several hundred t(...)

ESB generates electricity and sells both it and natural gas to homes and businesses. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Credit analysts rate State-owned energy businesses, ESB and Gas Networks Ireland, a safe bet for lenders, reports just published show. Ratings agency(...)

Police with demonstrators on Blackfriars Bridge in London at a protest called by Extinction Rebellion to raise awareness of the dangers posed by climate change. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

All 82 activists arrested during a mass environmental demonstration in London have been released under investigation, the Metropolitan Police said. (...)

A video posted on social media of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned over a fire.Photograph: PA

Detectives investigating a video of a model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire have searched a house in south London believed to be the home (...)

The procession into the Celebration of Mass in the family arena during the World Meeting of Families at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Refugee families who have come through the direct provision system are increasingly being forced into homelessness due to the lack of housing options,(...)

Handout photograph of Cara (10), Hagen (6) and Micheal Quinn (9). Photograph: Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police in London has issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of three missing children, warning that they may be travelli(...)

Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple current and former employees of the TV show House of Cards. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

British police are investigating a claim of sexual assault made against the Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, according to the Guardian. Officers from Sc(...)

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(...)

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