Bury have been thrown out of the English Football League after the failure of a rescue deal for the club. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A day that began with optimism ended in despair, disbelief and fury in Bury as one of England’s oldest football clubs was kicked out of the league aft(...)

Fine Gael MEP candidate Sean Kelly has been elected and Independents4Change candidate Mick Wallace is almost certainly home. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Good morning. It’s been a long week. Actually, it’s been a long few weeks. But we’re nearly there. Last night, the count was completed in the Midland(...)

Armando Iannucci: “We demand politicians be word-perfect every time they do an interview.” Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Where do you go after satirising Westminster and the American vice-presidency? What more dials are there to twist? The incomparable Armando Iannucci, (...)

 Christopher Froome and Team Sky control the peloton during stage 19 of the 2017 Tour de France. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

When Team Sky changed their jerseys from black to white for this year’s Tour de France, it was a fairly transparent attempt to rebrand themselves as g(...)

UK chancellor George Osborne has been on a recent charm offensive in Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The publication of a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute suggesting that one-fifth of Anglo-Irish trade could be at risk in the event(...)

The old man arrives, full of the literally joys. He goes, “Is your good lady wife home?” at the top of his voice. “Or should I say the future N(...)

In the highly competitive corporate world, the notion of wanting to be second, rather than first, appears counterintuitive. This book celebrates the j(...)

Sen Catherine Noone at the Oireachtas charity fashion show in support of Motor Neurone Disease Research held in the Shelbourne Hotel.

News has reached us of a distressing episode involving Mattie McGrath, his suitcase and a revolving door. It happened last Thursday week, but n(...)