Presley Ogedegbe and Caitlin Whelan from 6th Class at the Model School on Marlborough Street launching new  lesson plans for primary schools with Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn and Fintan O’Toole, author of a History of Ireland in 100 Objects. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An elegant black Georgian tea-pot used by one boy’s great-grandparents was one contribution by pupils at a Dublin school to the emigrant’s teapot less(...)

Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

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‘A Farm in County Down’ by Paul Henry

Since the economy crashed in 2008, the Irish fine art and antiques market has experienced a flight to quality and search for safe-haven status. The mo(...)

Avenida de Miraflores 14, Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, by Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo (1961-62). Photograph: Francisco de Asís Cabrero Torres-Quevedo

One of the attractions of reading the property pages is the opportunity it gives us, even those of us not house hunting, to have a snoop around(...)