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Larry, the 10  Downing Street cat,  has been stalking the corridors of power since 2011, when he was brought into the prime minister’s office to handle pest control affairs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has declared his love for Larry the Downing Street cat, insisting he is sad to leave him behind. The outgoing Tory leader used his last(...)

David Corcoran (50), of Collinswood, Whitehall, Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to cyclist Philip Fitzgerald. Corcoran shouldered the cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city-centre footpath, Dublin District Court heard. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A senior company executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city-centre footpat(...)

Jessie Burton: the process of creating is again to the fore in her  new novel. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After Jessie Burton’s debut, The Miniaturist, sold more than a million copies worldwide, there are hints of second-novel syndrome in the language of h(...)

Michael Gove said during the election campaign: ‘People in this country have had enough of experts’. Photograph: Reuters

One of the more revealing moments of the Brexit campaign came when Michael Gove, a Conservative Outer once close to prime minister David Cameron, sai(...)

So here is a potential positive to a Brexit. Progress on so many fronts may more easily take place without such an obstructive and important member of the “family” present. Photograph: Getty Images

Maybe de Gaulle was right to reject British membership of the EU in the 1960s, on the grounds that Britain was too insular and non-European in outlook(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the latest murder in Dublin is an “outrageous attack on law and order” and is “unaccepta(...)

The London skyline. A new bus tour wants to show how money routed through secret accounts in places like the British Virgin Islands is later laundered through London’s  property market. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The bus tour starts near Whitehall, across the river from the London Eye and around the corner from the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

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