The Livadia Palace in Yalta, the summer home of the last Russian tsar and where the allied leaders met  in  1945 to reshape a shattered Europe. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

It must have been cold then too, when allied leaders met here in February 1945 to reshape a shattered Europe. At the Livadia Palace in Yalta, snow is (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron visiting the grave of Irish MP Willie Redmond who died in the first World War. Photograph: PA Wire

A downpour at dawn cleared as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron paid a solemn visit to the sparse, bloodied Flanders lands(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: E-smoke gets in your eyes New job title alert: “Vapologist”, as seen on the white coat of the man standing behind the bar at t(...)

Kill Your Darlings

Or The Muppet Babies Do the Beats. No, that’s not fair. There is a great deal to admire in this treatment of a notorious incident from the early lives(...)

A women cries as she holds a candle and a flower outside former South African President Nelson Mandela’s house in Houghton, last night. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters.

Africa will never have seen anything like it. Amid unfathomable grief, the death of Nelson Mandela will be marked with the biggest and most watched ev(...)

Michael Harding at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

I was in an auto-parts shop in Ennis last week looking for seat covers because there’s a rip on the seat of the Jeep. The man behind the counter had a(...)

The disused station, Brompton Road, closed in 1934 due to a lack of passengers, is one of many abandoned ‘ghost’ stations that lie beneath the British capital. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

The British government has sold off a disused London underground station used as a secret wartime command centre, as part of its drive to repair batte(...)

DAN KEENANVan the Man became the Belfast freeman last night when, before an audience of 2,500, he was conferred with the city’s highest honour. Van M(...)

Dimbleby, who has been presenting the BBC’s general election coverage since 1979, got the tattoo while making the maritime series Britain And The Sea

Veteran British broadcaster David Dimbleby has revealed that he has got his first tattoo — at the age of 75. The Question Time presenter told the Radi(...)

The Taoiseach on the phone at his party’s Ard Fheis. Photograph: Eric Luke

At least twice this week Government Ministers displayed their reliance on personal electronic devices even within the Dáil. Today FM political corresp(...)

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