The names of literary giants and great philosophers spawn adjectives, ‘Shakespearian’, ‘Marxist’, and ‘Platonic’, for instance. Few scientific celebrities are so honoured, although ‘Darwinian’ has entered the lexicon.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
“Too many people, too few summit windows, too many inexperienced people climbing and inadequate support” are at the heart of the high number of fatalities on Everest this season.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
The shares of Metro Bank, one of the so-called challenger lenders in the UK, have touched another record low despite its assurances that its £350m (€400m) shares sale to repair its finances was well advanced.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Roger Bannister, the first person to run a sub four-minute mile, died at the weekend. He was 88.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
People have been evacuated from their homes in north west London after a huge blaze broke out at a warehouse.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
A computer repair technician who used a social media site aimed at young teenagers in order to befriend girls and sexually abuse them over the internet has been jailed in England.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
Two BMW racers were "showing off" to each other when one of them mowed down and killed a young woman as she crossed the road in England, a court has heard.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2017
Britain's most important double agent of the Second World War almost had his cover blown because his homesick wife could not stand living in England, according to secret files made public for the first time.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
The elitism in many fee-paying schools masks unfair treatment of some staff being paid up to one -third less than even the lowest-paid young teachers at other schools.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2016
Sat, 05 Mar, 2016
Sun, 10 Jan, 2016
Parts of London have higher rates of tuberculosis (TB) than countries such as Rwanda, Eritrea and Iraq, according to a report.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
More than 100 cinemas in the UK and Ireland will be screening the upcoming special episode of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, on January 1st, 2016.
Sun, 25 Oct, 2015
British police have appealed for information after a mother went missing from a London hospital, leaving her newborn child behind.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Back in the day when I believed that politics could improve the lot of the common man, I used to be enthralled by the British general election, writes Paddy Heaney.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
Two young Irish men have died in separate accidents abroad.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2014
A jury is continuing to consider its verdicts for a third day in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
A jury is continuing to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
When Brendan Rodgers first knotted his tie as a professional football manager, as Watford boss in November 2008, Ireland U21 midfielder John O’Toole had a ringside view – making a second half appearance as a sub.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
He said he preferred tinned salmon to fresh salmon because he came from an impoverished widow’s family in pre-war Leeds, where the height of posh tastiness was tinned salmon.
Mon, 14 Apr, 2014
A missing baby has been found after British local authority bosses asked Spanish soccer fans to be on the lookout.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2014
An Irishman living in London was among four people killed as hurricane-force winds battered England, leaving a trail of destruction and disruption.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2013
CONNACHT SFC FINAL:
Sat, 20 Jul, 2013
Certify had no great difficulty in extending Godolphin’s record in the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile to three in a row when coming home unchallenged at a windswept Newmarket yesterday.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is considering leaving Britain because he is fed up with being attacked over his privileged background.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is considering leaving Britain because he is fed up with being attacked over his privileged background.
Boris Johnson was re-elected as Mayor of London in a surprisingly narrow victory that saw him beat rival Ken Livingstone.
Sat, 05 May, 2012
An outbreak of the winter norovirus bug has closed scores of hospital beds in the UK.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2011
Anti-capitalists protesters have warned they are in it for the long haul and are prepared to spend Christmas staked out at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Sun, 23 Oct, 2011
RAYNERS LANE in Harrow might not sound like a GAA hotbed but the giveaway is the pub, or rather its name.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2011
X FACTOR judge Kelly Rowland hits it off with a hunky contestant — and gets him to show off his six-pack.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2011
I DON’T know much, but I do know this.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2011
A 24-year-old man who seemed pleased after killing a former footballer with a single punch was jailed for four years n Britain today.
Wed, 09 Feb, 2011
A superfit runner completed a record-breaking 105 marathons in 105 days in aid of charity yesterday.
Fri, 24 Dec, 2010
Agony aunt, writer and broadcaster Claire Rayner has died at the age of 79, her family said today.
Tue, 12 Oct, 2010
GORDON BROWN yesterday vowed to fight to “the very last second” for a Labour victory in the general election, as the Liberal Democrats claimed they were now the main contenders in a two-horse race with the Tories.
Sat, 01 May, 2010
Gordon Brown today vowed to fight to “the very last second” for a Labour victory in the General Election, as the Liberal Democrats claimed they were now the main contenders in a two-horse race with the Tories.
Fri, 30 Apr, 2010
Adding a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) to cervical screening does not help doctors identify women at risk of cancer, experts said today.
Thu, 18 Mar, 2010
A former British government minister apologised unreservedly today and promised to repay more than £13,000 (€14,400) in second home allowances which he claimed on a house where his parents live.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
An anti-Islam demonstration has resulted in 10 arrests, police in the UK said.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2009
A WEEK-OLD pup was recovering yesterday after being accidentally flushed down the toilet.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2009
British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was back at her desk today after the latest damaging disclosures about her parliamentary expenses.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2009
'Slumdog Millionaire' on-screen lovers Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are dating in real life, their co-star suggested today.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2009
The teenage star of Golden Globe-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' moved an examiner to tears during his GCSE exams drama performance, it was revealed today.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2009
Tidal Bay could conceivably run twice at the Cheltenham Festival, in the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy and the Royal & SunAlliance Chase.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2008
Andy Baddeley produced a late surge to snatch a thrilling victory in the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country 4.4km race this afternoon.
Sat, 12 Jan, 2008
The first of five potential housemates got the chance to spend some time in the main Big Brother house today in the hope of being asked to move in permanently.
Sat, 28 Jul, 2007
London Irish hooker Adrian Flavin will join Connacht on a two-year deal in the summer.
Tue, 09 May, 2006
TWO men were fighting for their lives last night after falling desperately ill when taking part in a drug trial in London.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2006
JOHN PROFUMO, centre of the most sensational sex and security scandal of the 20th century, did penance for parliamentary dishonour with more than 30 years of charity work among the poor in London.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2006
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