Manhattan landlords are offering free rent to prospective tenants. Photograph: iStock

Manhattan apartment landlords are resorting to the biggest move-in concessions on record in an effort to fill empty units during the pandemic. In Jan(...)

Sir Henry McMahon: his demarcation line between Tibet and British India has long been a source of dispute between China and India

The recent dispute between the world’s most populous countries, China and India, has its roots in an agreement drawn up by the son of an Irish general(...)

Clive James in Dublin promoting his autobiography Clive James – Always Unreliable in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Clive James, who has died at the age of 80, was one of his era’s great polymaths. (His near-contemporary Jonathan Miller, whose death was announced on(...)

Jonathan Miller: ‘one of the most important figures in British theatre and opera of the past half-century’. Photograph: Graham Stark/Hulton/Getty

Jonathan Miller, the English writer, theatre and opera director, and member of the Beyond the Fringe comedy team, has died at the age of 85. The Camb(...)

There could be a correction in Manhattan housing prices. Photograph: Getty Imges

Sales of Manhattan apartments - some of the priciest properties in the US - have declined by the most in almost a decade, as potential buyers hesitate(...)

‘The Dublin commemorations of the Easter Rising (not the ‘April Rising’) offered a considerably more cheering celebration of nationhood than the boozed-up, big-green-hat debauchery on March 17th, which also falls on a Christian holiday.’

My leaders have, it seems, come out against last weekend’s Easter Rising commemorations. A report in this newspaper explained that “atheist leaders” –(...)

Jon McGregor: winner of the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award, he just been named by The Guardian as one of the “top 10 writers to see live”, so now is your chance!  Photograph: Alan Betson

Impac awardwinning author Jon McGregor is participating in Dublin’s annual European Literature Night, on Thursday, May 15th, at 6.30pm, in the Read(...)

Alan Bennett: mistaken for a Coronation Street star. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty

In 1982, when Nina Stibbe was 20, she moved from Leicestershire to London to take a job as nanny to two young boys. Her employer was Mary-Kay Wilmers,(...)