A view of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

One of the pleasures of an old house is its ghosts. Not the haunted variety, but a consciousness of lives lived within walls that have seen much. Such(...)

File photo: The charity World Animal Protection said its thoughts were with the man’s loved ones but the incident was a “stark reminder” that elephants are not meant to be ridden. Photograph: Rachel Harris /PA Wire

A Scottish holidaymaker has been killed on an elephant trek during a family trip to Thailand. The man, named in reports as 36-year-old Gareth Crowe,(...)