From left clockwise: Conor McGregor, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Elon Musk and Peter Casey. Photograph: Agencies

The inventor of Krispy Kreme Donuts When the Irish moved entirely to a Krispy Kreme diet, I said that it was short-sighted. As usual, the people of I(...)

The film Threads will be Christmas viewing for all the family in a no-deal Brexit

If Britain crashes out of the EU with no deal this will have consequences for independent import/export operators like Santa Claus, who has hitherto, (...)

 Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 10,000 metres final at the  16th IAAF World Athletics Championships in the  London Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

There are cheerleaders in every sport but not all carry pompoms. It seems that the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has decided to reserve all c(...)

President Donald Trump in full voice in the White House. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A couple of friends who thumped the table for Brexit and Donald Trump have gone rather quiet. Both my Irish-American relative and the long-time London(...)

In the wake of June’s Brexit vote, a rapidly increasing number of British Sephardic Jews have been applying for Portuguese citizenship.

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has fuelled an 80-fold increase in the number of British Sephardic Jews seeking Portuguese citizenship (...)

James Reilly: criticised at the Fine Gael meeting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Like so many political mutinies in the past, the move against Enda Kenny’s leadership ended with a bit of a whimper last night. It had more or less (...)

Front pages of UK newspapers react to the EU referendum result. Photograph: PA

No one should be surprised Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday. For decades, British newspapers have offered their readers an endl(...)

There is no such thing as a Viking surname. True hereditary surnames were only introduced in Scandinavia in the late 18th century, more than 700 years(...)

Irish Roots

We’ve broadened the range of our cultural identities hugely over the past decades. We now have Polish-Irish, Nigerian-Irish, Filipino-Irish, even – it(...)