James Thomson

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James Thomson is pictured  leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in a Circuit Civil Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who tripped and seriously hurt himself while pushing past an elderly man on a Zimmer frame on a bus, has lost a €60,000 damages claim against Du(...)

Amazon’s own brands batteries. Photograph: Jens Mortensen/The New York Times

It started with a simple battery. Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private-label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand cal(...)

‘Banks have been bailed out by the State, yet still they abuse enormous power and accumulate vast profits at our expense.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Can I swap places with Consumer Affairs Correspondent Conor Pope for one column only? On January 13th I sent a leading Irish bank a short question abo(...)

John Clare the peasant poet: self-consumer of his woes
Lines from the hedgerows

His gravestone describes him as “the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet”, but John Clare, who died 150 years ago this month, was much more than that. His l(...)