Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council officials will today consider their response to the Data Protection Commissioner’s warning over the council’s use of photographs o(...)

The spectre of Christmas presents: Think about who you’re buying for and ask if it is worth it. If not, contact them and suggest a joint embargo – in a light, jolly way – and chances are they will be delighted. Photograph: Getty

Advent: ’Tis the season to be Christian – or at least that is what Advent is supposed to be. It has been hijacked by everyone from Homer Simpson to Pe(...)