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Words We Use: whittles

Once upon a time, and not so long ago either, you could hear the old women of Wexford’s towns speak of their whittles. A whittle was a cape, a mantel,(...)

Rhona Lucas feeding the cats at An Cat Dubh Sanctuary at her home at Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

‘I’m a Catholic. I just can’t get enough cats,” Rhona Lucas posts on her business Facebook page. She’s not lying. Since setting up An Cat Dubh sanctua(...)

Broadcaster David Jacobs. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

David Jacobs, who has died aged 87, was a radio and television broadcaster of considerable versatility and spirit. He was a reassuring presence in Bri(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield hits a six to make his century against Englandat Malahide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A century from a flame-haired left-hander from Rush following on from a four-wicket haul from a 6ft 8in former farmer from Bready in Co Tyrone helped (...)

 England’s Eoin Morgan and Niall O’Brien of Ireland during a one-day match in Clontarf in 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eoin Morgan will captain England against Ireland for a second time when the sides meet at Malahide next week. The Dubliner has been included in(...)

A diver works on the wreckage of the Super Puma L2 helicopter which went down in the North Sea. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The body of the fourth victim of a North Sea helicopter crash has been recovered from the aircraft wreckage.Four people were killed when the Super Pum(...)

The UK’s first cat DNA database has been created and has already been used in court to help convict a killer.

The UK’s first cat DNA database has been created and has already been used in court to help convict a killer. University of Leicester forensic scienti(...)

A garden in West Cork by Piet Oudolf: he also designed the High Line park in New York

[FEATDROP5]If there is a garden style that defines the opening decades of this century, it’s surely the movement towards a more naturalistic approach (...)

Much of Laura Marling’s press has focused on her precocious talent, her ability to craft songs with a maturity unsurpassed by her peer(...)

Today, former Liberal Democrats cabinet minister Chris Huhne will learn the length of time he will spend at her majesty’s pleasure for conspiri(...)

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