John Ellis

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 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Temple Mills House, Temple Hills Road, Celbridge, Co Kildare

Temple Mills House is one of those rare properties that gets under one’s skin – in a positive sense. Perhaps it’s the location on the tree-lined bank(...)

 News Fianna Fail Senator Marc MacSharry

Fianna Fáil has selected Senator Marc MacSharry and former TD Eamon Scanlon to contest the general election in Sligo-Leitrim.The constituency which no(...)

A still from the film, ‘The Cormack Brothers’. In the scene, a family is evicted on the orders of land agent, John Ellis, and the property burned

Every Irish village has a compelling back-story – often told around one moment in local history that has defined the area for generations.Few villages(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

It’s September 2014 and I’m wandering around a resort in Tenerife in the dark trying to find a gala dinner. I’m accompanied by a fellow straggler, an (...)

While Google’s recent demonstration of a driverless car captured the imagination of some drivers, many still do not have even a basic understanding of what constitutes a connected car. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this year, Apple announced CarPlay, a system that uses Siri for voice control and a new iOS-like interface to the car’s touch screen. Many (...)

Chamber classical meets the Brooklyn jazz underground in a Scandinavian recording studio: such is the eclectic nature of contemporary improvised music(...)

A study of how alternative electoral systems would work in Ireland has found they most markedly favour the largest political party in Ireland a(...)