Kevin McCloud: his company’s flagship development is in a ‘dreadful state’. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Local residents claim a flagship development built by TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s troubled housing empire, which was supposed to have been comple(...)

Kevin McCloud: delays and large debts have plagued his own projects. Photograph: Fremantle/Channel 4/PA Wire

Small investors who sank millions of pounds into the TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing ventures have been told they could face los(...)

Lunchtime sunshine in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin last week. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Things are looking great for the Irish summer and it is likely to be warm and sunny until the end of August at very least. That is not the view of m(...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

Claire Fuller: ‘I have to start with a person and a location and then I let the character walk around’

The dedication in Bitter Orange, Claire Fuller’s third novel, reads as follows: “In memory of Joyce Grubb (9 August 1910 to 4 July 2004) and Joyce Gr(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

“There is a trust and genuine ethos of hard work here.” Harry Oulton at St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Harry Oulton was born six years to the day after his grandfather’s death. It was June 16th, the date made famous by James Joyce’s depiction of Dublin (...)

Three-judge Special Criminal Court remanded men on continuing bail until January 23rd, when they will be sentenced

Two Dublin men have pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to possession of a firearm and ammunition. Conor Hughes (38) and Darren Fox (26) wer(...)

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in C(...)