The number of lay litigants reached a peak of 1,145 at the High Court in 2013. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Judges have tightened up rules around people representing themselves in court, following concerns that advisers without legal training are impeding co(...)

 John Beckett (left): He had his vision and his only need was to bend everyone he was working with to his will.

There was a beautiful, hushed quality to Fauré’s early Cantique de Jean Racine as performed by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, at the National(...)

Belfast: Three houses badly damaged  from a bonfire in the Shankill Road area after  celebrations held by loyalists to mark Twelfth of July in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Norman Calderwood (69), a member of the 1982 St Brendan’s Temperance Orange Lodge, had “a brilliant day” at the annual Twelfth of July parade in Belf(...)

Liam Campbell

Two of the men found liable in civil court proceedings for theOmagh bombing face jail for contempt unless they comply with orders to disclose details (...)

“The Pashley PDQ is a lot more comfortable than conventional diamond-framed bikes,” says Andrew Robinson.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson, the self-titled Recumbentman, is a familiar sight in Ranelagh and Donnybrook: a distinguished, tweed-wearing, bearded(...)

At the opening concert in ‘Eileen Gray and Music in the City of Life’ at Imma on Sunday, there was no date of birth or death, no mention of Eileen Gray’s taste in music or her connections with composers or performers

Three concerts in one week had me thinking about musical vacuums, not because of the music on offer or the way it was played, but because of the way i(...)