Did the republicans who blew up the Nelson Pillar in March 1966 not realise that now we young Dubliners could never “go up the pillar” and see the pan(...)

Charlotte Brontë. “The spelling of Brunty, by the way, was and remains interchangeable with “Prunty”, their common ancestor being Ó Pronntaigh.” Getty Images

Certain events in Dublin aside, Easter 1916 was also an extraordinarily busy time for major literary anniversaries. There was of course the tercentena(...)

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Weekend in... Edinburgh

Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)

A man signs a book of condolence for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a museum in Grantham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a funeral just one step short of a full state ceremony on April 17th, the Bri(...)