Lise Hand

Lise Hand

The Bernard Shaw is just Dublin’s latest casualty

The Bernard Shaw is just Dublin’s latest casualty

There was widespread anger at last week’s news that the lively Richmond Street hostelry is to close its doors. But, as Dublin city’s history shows, the boho hipsters and avant garde set will always find new haunts in which to survive and thrive

Trump and Johnson scale new heights of peak bonkers

Trump and Johnson scale new heights of peak bonkers

Think we’ve reached the limit in Westminster and the White House after a week of hurricane histrionics and a reclining Rees-Mogg? Think again

Ireland's deep suspicion of big blue-sky thinking

Ireland's deep suspicion of big blue-sky thinking

Two new proposals involve reclaiming land for housing along Dublin Bay - so, of course, they’re being rejected out of hand

Portraits in Power: Bertie Ahern

Portraits in Power: Bertie Ahern

Wily strategist, ruthless foe, able statesman, bankers’ pal and perennial crowdpleaser: Bertie Ahern arrived as a riddle and departed as an enigma, writes Lise Hand