"My friends call me Sparkling Rosie, because I love wearing sparkling jewellery": The Hands of Time calendar project has gathered photographs and interviews telling the stories of the women who gather for a weekly lunch at The Hibernian Society in Reading.

I was 18 when my family emigrated from Westmeath to Berkshire in 1960. I’d imagined England would be very drab and industrial, but I couldn’t believe (...)

Norwegian: giving loyalty points on bookings

Norwegian, the airline, has launched a global partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network EAN for its travellers giving loyalty points on bookings. No(...)

Damien Kennedy and Greg Duggan wanted to make a dessert that was healthy but tasted delicious too. photograph: grant frazer

It all began four years ago when elite athlete coaches Damien Kennedy and Greg Duggan bought an ice cream maker on eBay. Since then the London-based d(...)

 Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, sample award-winning sausages made by brothers Diarmuid (left) and Ernan McGettigan at their butcher’s shop in Donegal town. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One year on since Prince Charles’s emotional pilgrimage to Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, yesterday’s six-hour trip to the northwest, conducted with great eff(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Christopher Catney claims MI5 agents contacted him during a holiday in Spain and on his return to Belfast.

A west Belfast taxi driver has begun legal moves to stop alleged repeated approaches by MI5 agents. Christopher Catney has instructed his lawyer to (...)

An artist’s impression of the Al-Wakrah stadium complex. Photograph: Getty Images

Meals for about 270 migrant workers, mostly from India and the Philippines, were cancelled by a catering and labour camp operator in Qatar because of (...)

The RUC tipped off gardaí about the loyalist incursion into Clontibret, Co Monaghan, in 1986, according to declassified files released today. A repo(...)

Among the highest priority items in David O’Sullivan’s new job are negotiations aimed to secure a trade agreement between the EU and US.

Irishman David O’Sullivan has formally taken up his new role as European Union ambassador to the United States after presenting his credentials to pre(...)