Man in a Train, Thinking by Jack B Yeats is estimated by de Veres at €200,000-€300,000

Earlier this year, a mechanic in California lost out on a $1 million lottery prize because he could not find his winning ticket. Although he was id(...)

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo: her father would see her only once again after she left home to go to the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Photograph: Glenn copus/Evening Standard

Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo’s life reads like a high-velocity 86-year-long fairytale. She grew up on a Leitrim farm, worked as a missionary nun in the slum(...)

Orwell Park, in Rathgar, is a road that has mirrored most accurately the vagaries of the recent property boom and bust cycle. Since 2011, at least (...)

The certificate granting the ‘Freedom of the City of Dublin’ to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auction later this month. Photograph: Fine Art & Collectibles Auctioneers & Valuers

The certificate granting the Freedom of the City of Dublin to the artist Sir John Lavery in 1935 has turned up after 80 years and is to be sold at auc(...)

Sr Cyril Mooney: “You can bring in laws, but people will give lip service. You have to change people’s hearts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland has this year followed India’s recent example of introducing legislation aimed at making schools more inclusive. It’s one thing to chan(...)

The accident happened at the renowned Wormhole on Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands off Galway, last week. Photograph: David Dunne.

A young couple were being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a student who was swept off a cliff face and into the sea by a giant wave.The acci(...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is shown around by young children cared for by the Hope Foundation in Kolkata. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision .

The slums of Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, are a world removed geographically and economically from the Dome in Tralee. Rose of Tralee Maria W(...)

Perfect posture: Madhabi Mukherjee in Charulata (The Lonely Wife)

There’s a truth to silent-screen queen Norma Desmond’s notion: “We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.” But cinema’s golden years produced people w(...)

Simla in northern India, capital of the Himachal Pradesh Territory on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and summer capital of India, photographed  circa 1955. The town is now known as Shimla. Photograph: Hulton Archive

The spirits of English sahibs and their equally grand memsahibs would be aghast at what Shimla, the Raj’s charming summer capital in northern India, h(...)