The head of O’Flynn Construction has warned that the housing market will not recover without the input of developers such as himself, and said the country’s planners need to come down from their "ivory towers".


Thameslink rail project

A view of the Victorian arches underneath the tracks at London Bridge station, the capitals oldest station, as they undergo clearing and rebuilding as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme, making room for what will be the biggest station concourse in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday November 21, 2014. See PA story TRANSPORT Rail. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire



Next job: Putting a lid on soaring expectations

NOW that’s what I call a test match. Such was the intensity, endeavour and commitment to keeping the ball alive that the opening half of Saturday’s memorable clash passed in a flash. There were so many moments of brilliance in that period alone, those in the stands barely had time to draw breath.


Cosby show ends with a series of character-shredding rape claims

NORMALLY, when biographies cause problems for the subject, it’s because of something included in the book.


Brussels Briefing - Commissioners asked to back Juncker

Get a taste of some of the interesting and quirky happenings in Europe from our Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill.



Firm aims to transform ear surgery

AventaMed has developed a device which aims to take grommet surgery out of operating theatres and turn it into a quick procedure that can take place in a consultant’s offices. The elective surgery involves the use of small tubes.


Where were you when you first heard Band Aid?by Richard Fitzpatrick

Fashion & Beauty

Eyebrow face-off: Bare brows V statement brows

Food & Drink

Aloo Tikki Potato Fritters with Sizzled TomatoesBy Darina Allen

Health & Life

Choosing to be a stay-at-home parentBy Áilín Quinlan

Home & Interiors

A brave new world on mid-century designBy Carol O’Callaghan


There is never a bad time to visit Edinburgh

Arts, Books, Films & TV

5 Things to do this week


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