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A  sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after  racing was abandoned last week. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

British racing will resume on Wednesday after confirmation late on Monday night from the British Horse Racing Authority that a “risk managed return” c(...)

Irish romance: Tristan and Isolde in a 1902 painting by Edmund Leighton

From Dublin to Cork to Wicklow, follow in some famous footsteps and visit the sites of Ireland’s greatest love stories. As befits the count(...)

Indulge your love of old cinemas, or just leave messages for whoever you share your home with. Word board and letters, €9, Penneys

Pin it up There’s a lot of fun to be had with this letter board from Penneys which will make anything you want to say look like old-style cinema titl(...)

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

Young homeless people are at the “very bottom of the list” when it comes to housing, a conference has been told. The Irish Coalition to End Youth Ho(...)

Accountants “can be exposed to unethical issues that go beyond the realm of financial reporting, auditing or any other accountancy-related activity”

The vast majority of accountants in Ireland say they have experienced some form of unethical behaviour, with dishonesty the most commonly cited exampl(...)

Nurses were the most trusted profession. File image: iStock

Nurses are the most trusted of all the professions, a survey by Ipsos MRBI, with 95 per cent of the public saying that they would trust them to tell t(...)

The Environmental Pillar has highlighted “a clear failure to increase our tree cover in a substantial and sustainable fashion”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The State’s “relentless subsidised Sitka spruce afforestation programme” is not only causing widespread environmental problems but is undermining rura(...)

 A pro-Remain campaigner (left) and pro-Leave activist remonstrate with each other  outside parliament in London last week.  Parliamentarians are to  vote on British prime minister Theresa May’s  Plan B Brexit deal on Wednesday, January 29th. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Why did the UK vote to leave the European Union? The most commonly held view is that it was a populist revolt of the kind that has upended European an(...)

Matt Pritchard: “I’m currently getting a bit of abuse online because of the vegan thing. I’m not exactly friendly with our local farmers at the moment.”

What the cast of Dirty Sanchez – the British equivalent of the MTV stunt/prank show Jackass – have done in the name of good telly is barely fit to pri(...)

Helen Condon with her dog Bailey, who is very sociable
Why I love... dog walking

I’ve recently joined the ranks of the pet-owning community. A nine-week-old collie cross puppy from Dogs Trust came into our lives last summer and cha(...)

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