His wasn't a name that was well-known in Ireland, but Ross Benson, who died last week, was without doubt one of the best journalists of his generation. Brave, funny, brilliant and always immaculately dressed, he was legendary among his colleages as he reported on wars, the Royal Family and on London society with equal aplomb.
From Oireachtas committee meetings to Colombia, there's no gagging Mary White. John Byrne meets the Senator who denies she has her eyes on a Dáil seat in the Dublin South East constituency at the next election. Photograph by Tom Galvin
John Byrne profiles the man behind the new Centre for Public Inquiry, Frank Connolly
Marxist revolutionary, former prisoner and now a member of Hong Kong's legislative council, the man known as Long Hair has become an icon for China's frustrated democracy movement. By Mark Godfrey
... is one of the definitions of "Irish" in the Collins Concise Dictionary. Vitali Vitaliev goes in search of a more plausible version
Vitali Vitaliev recalls his Brother, Uncle, Father in Spirit – "one of the best-loved people in the world" – Peter Ustinov.
A 200 FOOT STEEPLE was perhaps the only distinguishing characteristic of the little town of Freiberg, situated some 150 miles north-east of Vienna in what is now Czechoslovakia. It was here on the 6th of May in 1856 that Sigmund Freud was born, the first child of the second wife of an unsuccessful wool merchant who, it is said, resembled Garibaldi.