In the crucible of a new English nationalism, it is poignant to hear the Irish language spoken in the chamber of the House of Commons after more than a century.

A row over teaching of the language is the salient issue preventing the formation of government in Northern I...

I often walked around Paris by myself as my mother who sometimes travelled with me, emerged slowly from her self-imposed isolation, such was the culture shock.

We stayed near La Tour Montparnasse which the French hate and with good cause. Guy de Maupassant's aphori...

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