The London skyline. A new bus tour wants to show how money routed through secret accounts in places like the British Virgin Islands is later laundered through London’s  property market. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The bus tour starts near Whitehall, across the river from the London Eye and around the corner from the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster(...)

In previously unseen footage recovered by the BBC, Kim Philby, the ex-MI6 officer who rose up the ranks of British intelligence before defecting to become a Russian spy, said he regularly passed on top secret information to his Soviet contacts “year in, year out”. Photograph: BBC News/PA Wire

British double agent Kim Philby detailed his life of betrayal and the ease with which he was able to pass secrets to his Soviet controllers in newly d(...)

Charlotte Brontë. “The spelling of Brunty, by the way, was and remains interchangeable with “Prunty”, their common ancestor being Ó Pronntaigh.” Getty Images

Certain events in Dublin aside, Easter 1916 was also an extraordinarily busy time for major literary anniversaries. There was of course the tercentena(...)

Italian student Giulio Regeni, who went missing on January 25th.  His death sparked diplomatic tensions and the Italian media pointed fingers at the Egyptian security forces. Photograph: Facebook

Members of a gang suspected of being linked to the murder of an Italian student whose torture and death sparked an international outcry over possible (...)

From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

After taking a sabbatical from rugby, former Munster lock Ian Nagle has signed for Leinster for the upcoming season. Photo: Inpho

Leinster have today added two new players to their squad in the form of Robbie Henshaw and former Munster lock Ian Nagle, as well as confirming that 1(...)

An  image posted online after the disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo. Regeni’s tortured body was   found in Cairo, prompting speculation that he was killed at the hands of Egypt’s security forces. Photograph: #wheresgiulio via AP

Egypt’s forensics authority has handed over to the prosecutor general’s office its final postmortem report on the Italian student who was tortured and(...)

Eoin Murray has put his PhD in Cambridge on hold as he works on developing Rinocloud further.

As a young science student at UCC, Eoin Murray had his first introduction to working with data in a laboratory setting. His career path then took him (...)

The skull of a skeleton  unearthed at Nataruk, near Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Photograph: Marta Mirazon Lahr and Fabio Lahr/AFP/Getty Images

Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy died after being trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge(...)

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