A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show on Saturday during London Fashion Week.  Photograph: Luke Walker/BFC

Irish designer Simone Rocha, whose London Fashion Week show was staged at the elegant rooms of the Royal Academy of Arts on Saturday evening, describe(...)

Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

Sisk: the Irish construction specialist  has contracts for the overall Circle Square project in Manchester, worth a total of £236 million sterling. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Builder Sisk has won a contract for part of a development in Manchester that brings the value of its involvement in the overall project to almost €270(...)

Red Square: I see the colourful onion domes through Renko’s eyes, as “a crowd of turbaned Moors”. Photograph: iStock/Getty

My article for the Irish Times Travel Writer competition last year, which won me a trip to Russia with the Travel Department, was about my predilectio(...)

Legal adviser Lan He is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at a court ahead of a verdict hearing of Li Tianyi, in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters

A Chinese court jailed the teenage son of two celebrity army singers for ten years on Thursday for gang-raping a woman in a case that has fanned resen(...)

Li Tianyi performs during his solo concert at a odeum of China National Orchestra in Beijing, August 19th, 2011. The teenage son of a prominent Chinese general has denied his involvement in a gang rape, on the first day of his trial that has caused widespread public fury. Photograph: Reuters

Li Tianyi, the teenage son of a well-known People’s Liberation Army (PLA) singer, denied his involvement in a gang rape on the first day of his trial (...)

Entering through the Palladian portals of Burlington House, home of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, past the statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, (...)