Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Gove leaving BBC Broadcasting House in London after appearing on Sunday’s  Andrew Marr show.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

So now we know: it was the drugs. Michael Gove, a key figure in the creation of Brexit and a contender to be the next British prime minister, was dosi(...)

NEXT SATURDAY IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF JOHN ALCOCK AND ARTHUR WHITTEN BROWN’S NONSTOP BIPLANE CROSSING OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FROM CANADA TO CONN(...)

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, US president Donald Trump and Melania Trump during  commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth was joined by world leaders including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday, paying person(...)

Theresa May and Donald Trump at Chequers in July 2018. Photograph: Hannah McKay/File Photo/Reuters

Protesters against Donald Trump are expected to shut down parts of central London on Tuesday, the second day of the president’s state visit to Britain(...)

The remains of a D-Day Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, Normandy. Photograph: iStock

In the weeks leading up to D-Day, 75 years ago, one of the operation’s crucial components was still lying on the bottom of the sea off southern Englan(...)

Election posters in Dublin, May 2007. Such posters  are unsightly, intrusive and damaging to the environment. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA wire

No one loves election posters. They are unsightly, intrusive and damaging to the environment. However, posters may be somewhat like democracy which, a(...)

People outside Saint Sulpice  participate in the Chrism Mass as part of Holy Week, as bells ring in tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Bells rang all over France in a magnificent homage to Notre Dame cathedral at 6.50pm on Wednesday, 48 hours after a devastating fire broke out in the (...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

Bumble bee feeding on cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Few months in the gardening year are more joyful than April with its oh-so-pretty froth of flowers and newborn greenery. It is the gardening month mo(...)

Fortgranite Estate in Baltinglass in Co Wicklow

The forthcoming sale of the contents of Fortgranite Estate in Baltinglass in Co Wicklow by Fonsie Mealy offers an insight into the remarkable history (...)

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