Irish language protesters dressed in crocodile fancy dress  outside DUP’s Nelson McCausland  office in  Belfast. Photograph: Alan Lewis, PhotopressBelfast

Returning briefly to the vexed question of how many fadas there should be in St Fechín – discussed here earlier in the week – I have now seen the erro(...)

A night at the opera spoiled for George Bernard Shaw (above) as revealed in a letter. Photograph: AFP/AFP/Getty

Some readers have been sceptical of the suggestion here, last week, that Archduke Franz Ferdinand could have killed “half a million” animals in his ca(...)