Walter Scott

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A visitor kisses the Blarney Stone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It may be most famous for Blarney Castle but now locals in the historic Co Cork village have come together to show there is more to “a load of old Bla(...)

Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge, holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart on Tuesday night. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

Two white police officers will not be charged over the death of a black man whose shooting which was captured on mobile phone video fuelled protests i(...)

Daniel McNally and Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon

We all learned in school about the Danzig Corridor and its role as one of the catalysts of the second World. Less well publicised, then and still, was(...)

Sebastian Barry: “That’s enough of that, I say, I don’t want to say no more. Silence.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In some ways it seems a bit of a puzzle that in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which was published a century ago, James Joyce’s alter ego, (...)

The lobby of the Imperial Hotel, Cork, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Photograph: Flynn Hotels

Napoleon was settling into his first full year of exile on St Helena, Rossini’s Barber of Seville premiered in Rome and in Cork a group of merchants s(...)

Anyone who had a good week in Cheltenham and are now seeking to invest some of their winnings might be interested in a selection of equestrian painti(...)

18th-century philosopher David Hume regarded Scots as merely a “corrupt dialect”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

For a government document, Scotland’s policy of “wurkin wi pairtners tae heize up the status o Scots language amang folk an toons” has an unusual ring(...)

Michael Slager, who was fired from his job after video emerged of Walter Scott being shot in the back, could face between 30 years and life if convicted of murder. Photograph: Reuters/Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

A grand jury on Monday indicted a former police officer on a murder charge for the shooting death of a black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, (...)

The casket of Walter Scott is removed from a hearse for his funeral at WORD Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina. Photograph: David Goldman/EPA

Hundreds of mourners, including prominent South Carolina politicians, attended the funeral on Saturday of Walter Scott, an African-American father of (...)

 A rally  protesting over  the death of Walter Scott, who was killed by police in a shooting,  in North Charleston, South Carolina. Video captured by a bystander showed officer Michael Slager shooting Scott as he ran away.  Photograph: Richard Ellis/Getty

One day after a South Carolina police officer was arrested in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, the victim’s family said Wednesday that n(...)

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