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The first high-performance Peugeot saloon in three generations, it’s packing 355hp and 520Nm of torque from a plugin-hybrid powertrain based around Peugeot’s 1.6 THP turbo petrol engine

This has just not gone to plan. A flat, iron-grey mass of cloud has drifted in from the adjacent Atlantic Ocean, and is smothering west Cork in a damp(...)

 Derrynane beach,  in Co Kerry. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Observations from a few weeks in south Kerry and west Cork, and what they might mean for politics in the autumn: 1. There’s lots of money around. The(...)

Ian Bailey (64) was twice arrested for questioning about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier but  never charged. Photograph: Collins Courts

Journalist Ian Bailey has dismissed as false suggestions that his former partner Jules Thomas confided in another man that she had helped him destroy (...)

Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson compete in the women’s skiff 49er FX race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Enoshima, Japan. Photograph: EPA

Saskia Tidey goes into the weekend on the cusp of winning an Olympic medal at Tokyo 2020, this time for Team GB rather than her native Ireland. The(...)

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula, southwest of Bantry, is all about the rugged landscapes. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ireland’s largest county is not easily summarised in one – or 10 – articles. But any Cork primer should start in Cork city itself, and highly recommen(...)

Ian Bailey was twice arrested by gardaí and questioned about the killing but was never charged. Photograph: Collins Courts

A lawyer acting for the family of murdered French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier has challenged prime suspect Ian Bailey to come to France with new i(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier who was murdered in West Cork in December 1996.

The makers of a new documentary on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier say they hope to have given a full picture of the mother-of-one as all too (...)

Main Street, Schull: As the village’s  brightly painted cafes and pubs shook off a year or more of Covid restrictions,  the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has still not gone away. Photograph: Daniel Newman

Since the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier 25 years ago, the grim saga has overshadowed the scenic coastal village of Schull o(...)

Sophie Toscan Du Plantier: A woman full of passion, beloved by her family and besotted by life itself

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (Netflix) is the second of two new documentary series revisiting the killing in 1996 of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. But b(...)

Ian Bailey, arriving at the High Court in 2014  with his partner Jules Thomas.cPhotograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The grisly true-crime industry has finally washed up on Irish shores, fixing its attention on the unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Jim S(...)

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