Mr Big

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People queue outside the newly opened Krispy Kreme outlet at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre last year. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Paleo this and protein that and charcoal the other... What is it with all the food fads and why do they all cost so much money? November is(...)

English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell: “it looks to be very organised with one set begging and then others collecting from them.” Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traders in Cork have raised concerns about a group of Romanian men and women begging on the streets of the city centre in the run up to Christmas. Co(...)

Nia Vardalos: “I describe myself as a fearless idiot. I don’t think about pressure at all”. Photograph:  Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

In 2002, Nia Vardalos, a relatively unknown Greek-Canadian actor, wrote and starred in a $5 million comedy with little by way of fanfare. Within week(...)

 Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy (66) of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth arriving for his sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

As a young police officer, former Police Service of Northern Ireland assistant chief constable Alan McQuillan once engaged in a bizarre game of cross-(...)

Arrested by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau at Dublin Airport after flying in from the Isle of Man with a bag containing £300,000 in cash and bank drafts. Photograph: The Irish Times

I’ll never forget the time I saw George Redmond positively glowing. It was on a cold, wet day in the month of January during the grim 1980s, and he wa(...)