“I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” Photograph: Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been chosen by the French government to join Nobel prizewinners, philosophers, UN secretary generals, spiritual leaders and (...)

Think “awesome disruption” and most of us conjure a garage in Silicon Valley or a dorm room at Harvard. Taken together, Apple and Facebook have altere(...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

Venus and Jupiter, by Peter Paul Rubens. The painting is one of the pieces from the Beit collection that is to be sold in order to raise funds for Russborough house. The trust that runs the house has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuable paintings.

The trust that runs Russborough House in Co Wicklow has refused a request by Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys to cancel or delay the sale of valuab(...)

Beit painting: Lot Number 83 John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) ’Yew Court, Scalby, on a November night’ which sold for £56,250

The first of the Beit paintings from Russborough House have been sold in London for a combined total of £112,500 (approximately €156,000). The first o(...)

Miuccia Prada during Milan Fashion Week this year. Photograph: Catwalking/Getty Images

Miuccia Prada is one of the world’s best-known and best-regarded fashion designers, but this physically unassuming Italian woman remains something (...)

Ireland, Dublin: €800,000, Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €800,000 for this four-bedroom house in Castleknock, Dublin 15. We find properties at similiar prices around the world (...)

Japanese pavilion: thousands of keys hang as part of Chiharu Shiota’s installation The Key in the Hand, at the 56th Biennale of Arts, in Venice. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

International art fairs are like art supermarkets for the wealthy, and they have come to dominate the contemporary-art market. Art biennials, on the o(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)