Liam Byrne

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Wexford farmer Liam Byrne and his water buffalo. Photograph: Ramona Farrelly

Irish water buffalo Wexford farmer Liam Byrne swapped cattle for water buffalo a couple of years ago, and now has the first meat from his own herd fo(...)

The trickle of customers who came into Colm’s Shop on Dublin’s Townsend St ahead of the lunchtime rush on Thursday afternoon were conflicted about the sugar tax and the hike in the price of cigarettes.

The trickle of customers who came into Colm’s Shop on Dublin’s Townsend St ahead of the lunchtime rush on Thursday afternoon were conflicted about the(...)

Liam Byrne carries his brother David’s  coffin at his funeral in Dublin last year. Photograph: The Irish Times

The High Court has dismissed applications brought by six people linked to the Kinahan crime organisation to have their legal costs covered by the Stat(...)

Saffiyah Khan staring down an English Defence League protester during a demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A photograph showing a young woman smiling bemusedly at an incensed English Defence League protester has been widely shared as a symbol of Birmingham’(...)

People were promised significant returns on the money they invested in the scheme File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) applied on Tuesday to sell several cars, motorbikes, jewellery and other assets, worth €500,000 in total, which belon(...)

George North became the youngest try scorer in World Cup history when he crossed against Namibia during the 2011 World Cup. Photograph: Getty

If Wales are to match their showing from four years ago and perhaps go a step further in the 2015 World Cup then the health of George North will be pa(...)

 Michael Gove, who was demoted last year from education secretary to government chief whip, is one of the most radical of David Cameron’s team. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Newly appointed justice secretary Michael Gove has been ordered by prime minister David Cameron to draft a new human rights act quickly to curb the a(...)

David Cameron  at the village hall in Norton-sub-Hamdon in the Yeovil constituency, Somerset. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

For five years, David Cameron has made great play of a letter left by a Labour minister for the Liberal Democrats’ David Laws on the latter’s first da(...)

Sean Lynch. Photograph: Deirdre Power

Sean Lynch is one of a handful of Irish artists to have studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. They don’t give you a degree or a(...)

Queen Elizabeth II’s understated but significant words of insight on the troubled history of Anglo-Irish relations at a state dinner in Dublin in 2011 are included in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: “With the benefit of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide on its independence, it is interesting to leaf through this week’s newly published eighth edition of (...)

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