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  1. April 23, 2012

    Special occasions boost Greene King

    Budget-conscious diners and a focus on holidays such as St Patrick’s day have boosted like-for-like sales at Greene King as...

  2. January 11, 2011

    Cowen under pressure over Anglo Irish funding

    Brian Cowen, Ireland’s beleaguered prime minister, is under mounting pressure to clarify what he knew about the funding...

  1. March 19, 2010

    Begorrah, chaps

    Birmingham's central station was thronged with Cheltenham race goers wearing giant green hats on St Patrick's Day. Many were...

  2. April 25, 2009

    Green shoots

    Armagh represents Ireland’s history and its future. It is the island’s oldest city, still the ecclesiastical capital and,...

  3. March 17, 2009

    The power to transform heartbreak

    Six years ago, Mary Coughlan had her worst St Patrick's Day. The details might have come from one of the songs she sings of...

  4. June 17, 2008

    The great Irish

    Notebook (Brian Groom): This is one I have been avoiding but I cannot let the opportunity pass. Ireland's No to the Lisbon...

  5. June 17, 2008

    Cheer up, here are the great Irish

    This is one I have been avoiding but I cannot let the opportunity pass. Ireland's No to the Lisbon treaty provides the...

  6. June 16, 2008

    Cheer up, here are the great Irish

    This is one I have been avoiding but I cannot let the opportunity pass. Ireland’s No to the Lisbon treaty provides the...

  7. March 18, 2008

    The Short View

    It was not a St Patrick's Day Massacre, but at last US stocks fell into a bear market. The milestone - defined as a fall of...

  8. March 18, 2008

    THE SHORT VIEW

    It was not the expected St Patrick's Day Massacre. US stocks briefly fell into a bear market yesterday, as the S&P 500...

  9. March 18, 2008

    JPMorgan

    Just over a year ago, Bear Stearns' equity was valued at a cool $20bn. Under the plan announced yesterday, its shareholders...

  10. March 17, 2008

    Fund seeks to help poor Irish in the UK

    The elderly Irish residents of Arlington House hostel in Camden Town, north London, will today do their best to celebrate...

  11. August 11, 2007

    History not repeating

    The one time I saw the Irish folk-rock band the Pogues live was at the Nokia Theatre, Times Square, New York, the St...

  12. July 28, 2007

    Prandial Pleasure - Make loaf, not war

    Having Irish parents, I was introduced to Irish cuisine at an early age. This comprised potatoes in some form or other,...

  13. March 8, 2007

    Sale time looms as Saks' profits rise

    Saks, the luxury department store chain, saw its shares rise sharply yesterday, as improved results strengthened...

  14. January 30, 2007

    N Irish workers to get extra days off

    Northern Irish workers are to receive two more days statutory annual holiday than their peers in England and Wales,...

  15. August 26, 2006

    Café leads way back to normality for Bay St Louis

    If a list were made of the most urgent priorities facing Bay St Louis, Mississippi, a year after it was battered by...

  16. August 24, 2006

    Accept dominant culture and opt for a dual identity

    From Mr Richard Walker. Sir, Amartya Sen's analysis of the confused state of multiculturalism in Britain and his criticism...

  17. June 20, 2006

    Home secretaryon home ground

    John Reid went home last Friday night when he attended a dinner to mark the closing of his old school, St Patrick's High in...

  18. May 31, 2006

    Stadium plan for Maze jail site

    A 42,000-seat sports stadium that could host football matches as part of the 2012 London Olympics is to be the centrepiece...

  19. April 1, 2006

    Cinema

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada The unholy ghost of Sam Peckinpah surely helped to father this immaculate...

  20. March 28, 2006

    Irish brokers hit out at CFD plan

    A St Patrick's Day missive has escalated an argument between Dublin's stock broking community and the Irish government over...

  21. March 28, 2006

    Irish brokers in row over CFD tax change

    A St Patrick's Day missive has escalated a row between Dublin's stock broking community and the Irish government over plans...

  22. March 18, 2006

    Ahern shows progress on annual pilgrimage

    Bertie, as the Irish affectionately call their prime minister, Bertie Ahern, was in high spirits as he began his annual St...

  23. March 17, 2006

    Observer: No green beer?

    Meanwhile, the simmering US debate over the status of illegal immigrant workers found its way into New York's St Patrick's...

  24. March 17, 2006

    Gartmore stalks Celtic tiger

    With St Patrick's Day upon us, it is a fitting time to take stock of the Irish economy. Gervais Williams, manager of...

  25. July 29, 2005

    White House hopes deeds follow words

    The White House yesterday welcomed the IRA statement that it would give up its armed struggle in Northern Ireland but...

  26. June 4, 2005

    Man to be charged with McCartney murder

    A man is to be charged today with the murder of Robert McCartney, whose killing in January rocked the Northern Ireland...

  27. May 3, 2005

    Union leader who battled through Thatcher years

    Ron Todd, who has died aged 78, led the Transport and General Workers' Union at atime when Margaret Thatcher was determined...

  28. April 6, 2005

    Brussels flies the flag for the Pope

    Who says Europe is a godless continent? The European Commission, having declined to lower its flags to half mast on Monday...

  29. April 5, 2005

    Brussels flies the flag for the Pope

    Who says Europe is a godless continent? The European Commission, having declined to lower its flags to half mast on Monday...

  30. March 18, 2005

    Bush welcomes McCartney sisters but avoids Adams

    President George W. Bush welcomed the McCartney sisters to the White House while Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin leader, was...

  31. March 18, 2005

    Emerald Eliot

    Irish executives flying back to Dublin today after New York's St Patrick's day celebrations should be warned. The smiling...

  32. March 17, 2005

    Observer - US

    Spitzer eyes the Irish Irish insurance executives flying back to Dublin today after New York's St Patrick's Day celebrations...

  33. March 17, 2005

    Sisters get warm welcome as Adams is left out

    President George W. Bush welcomed the McCartney sisters to the White House on Thursday while Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams...

  34. March 17, 2005

    McCartney sister's paramilitary fear

    Catherine McCartney, sister of the Belfast Catholic murdered by members of the IRA, said if the killers of her brother were...

  35. March 17, 2005

    IRA casts cloud over Adams US pilgrimage

    Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin leader, usually enjoys his annual St Patrick's Day pilgrimage to the US. Not this year. Rather...

  36. March 17, 2005

    Budget gamble

    While yesterday was Budget day in Britain, today is blow-your-budget day in neighbouring Ireland. St Patrick's Day sees...

  37. March 16, 2005

    Baracouda boasts form and staying power

    Next week is the time to debate whether the new four-day festival is a success. The sceptics will point to Thursday's card....

  38. March 16, 2005

    IRA casts cloud over Adams' US pilgrimage

    Gerry Adams, the Sinn Féin leader, usually enjoys his annual St Patrick's Day pilgrimage to the US. Not this year. Rather...

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