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Max Clifford has been sentenced to eight years in prison Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Shamed PR expert Max Clifford was jailed for eight years at Southwark Crown Court today after being convicted of eight counts of indecent assault. Jud(...)

Journalist Isobel Yeung (centre) after running the Pyongyang marathon last Sunday. The event was open to foreigners for the first time.

London was not the only city to host a marathon last Sunday and, it can be argued, neither was it the most interesting, despite the presence of Oly(...)

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates while crossing the finish line  in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

Mo Farah’s first attempt at 26.2 miles ended in pain and disappointment as he finished the London marathon in eighth place and missed out on S(...)

The number of overseas-born nurses in British hospitals this year will reach an all-time high of 50,000. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Lynagh from Athboy, Co Meath, who is now a ward sister at University College Hospital, London, was one of 90 Irish studen(...)

The parents and sister of 18-year-old Loughrea student Patrick Halpin, who died tragically in London last week, last night paid tribute at a Mass in the city.

The parents and sister of 18-year-old Loughrea student Patrick Halpin, who died tragically in London last week, tonight paid tribute to him at (...)

Ireland’s Joy Neville, Lynne Cantwell, Jenny Murphy and Nora Stapleton celebrate the Six Nations grand slam win in Parabiago, Milan, last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This will be my last year playing for Ireland. I’m entering campaign number 13. I like the sound of that already. That’s my number. It’s my 12th Six N(...)

Business secretary Vince Cable: “The US subprime mortgage crisis and its British equivalent were built on the shaky foundations of encouraging mass home purchase in inflating markets, and we know where that led. It must not happen again,” he warned.  Photograph: PA

The UK economy is enjoying its fastest rate of growth since the onset of the financial crisis in 2007, with government figures yesterday estimating(...)

Developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore property firm will co-operate with another firm, Hammersons, on the project. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ballymore, the property firm controlled by developer Seán Mulryan, has lodged outline plans with two London councils to build nearly 1,500 homes, o(...)

Seán Mulryan, one of four directors of Ballymore Properties Holdings Ltd. Photograph: Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK arm of Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Developments returned to profit last year to record pre-tax profits of £4.3 million (€5.15 million). Acc(...)

Irish Roots

The whole of Ireland now has a population about size of Rio de Janeiro. The number of people with Irish ancestors outside Ireland is more than of all (...)

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