John Sadleir in 1856. Photograph: Wikimedia

Irish banks and those at their helm, have never been strangers to controversy. The recent tracker mortgage scandal, Anglo Irish loans debacle and even(...)

Vanessa Feltz: ‘What’s so noticeable about me? I honestly don’t get it. I just can’t see it.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It’s 7.15am and Vanessa Feltz is talking. Of course she’s talking. Feltz is always talking. She’s on the radio, challenging the deputy leader of South(...)

You’ll find plenty of property to rent  in Camden, but expect to pay £3,000 for a two-bed flat, a reader  says. Photograph: iStock

A report this week revealed that the average monthly rent is €1,784 on the south side of Dublin city, €1,690 in the city centre and €1,553 north of th(...)

The former Christian Brothers industrial school at Letterfrack, Co Galway, where Peter Tyrrell was taken in 1924. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Is it bad manners, in this week of commemoration, to think about a kid born in Ireland in 1916, a real child of the nation? I can’t help thinking of o(...)

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London is not as big as it seems. Elaborate bus routes, colour-coded tube maps and thick A-Z indexes can conjure an overwhelmingly complex metropolis.(...)