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Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

The delayed Housing for All Strategy is supposed to guide the next nine years of housing policy in Ireland. If it does not have a strong focus on comm(...)

Donald Malarkey: the defining journey of his life was to take him back to Europe, and the battlefields of the second World War

A hundred years ago today, in the town of Astoria, Oregon, was born a man named Donald Malarkey. Astoria is where, back in 1806, the Lewis and Clarke (...)

File image of the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa. File photograph: Johan Victor via AP

A Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under attack on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s(...)

A drug user prepares cocaine before injecting, inside a ‘safe consumption van’ set up by Peter Krykant in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2020 rose for a seventh year in a row, according to figures released on Friday that confirmed the cou(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin (L) and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the 26th plenary meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council, which took place via video conference. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Britain’s plans for a de facto amnesty for all Troubles-related killings has been roundly condemned at a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Counci(...)

Patrick Coveney, chief executive of Greencore, which  has reported that adjusted revenues soared by 53 per cent in the three months to June to £360.2 million, just 3 per cent below pre-Covid levels. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Investors have found shares in Greencore, the largest sandwich maker in the UK, about as palatable as one of its chicken wraps that has been left for(...)

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Revenues at Virgin Media Ireland increased 3 per cent to €224 million in the first half of 2021, as the company saw data usage across its broadband n(...)

Members of  public  tested at pop-up Covid-19 clinic in Sydney, Australia. The stay-at-home orders for coronavirus-hit Greater Sydney and the surrounding area have been tightened. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Sydney’s poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city’s toughest and longest lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic as the (...)

Dead Rabbit owner Sean Muldoon: ‘Between dreaming of the bar, and breathing life into it, it took six years of hard graft.’

After watching a documentary about an Italian furniture-maker one evening in the late 1990s, Sean Muldoon had a career epiphany. “I was blown away b(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson at the Global Education Summit in London on Thursday. Despite his bonfire of coronavirus regulations, almost everyone continues to wear face masks on the Tube. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/WPA Pool/Getty Images

It’s a little later than usual, but one of the essential elements of summer life in London returns on Friday with the first night of the Proms at the (...)

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