A statue of Eduardo Casey, the Irish descendant who founded the Argentine city of Venado Tuerto

An Irish gaucho, galloping at full tilt across the wide-open plains of Argentina – it’s a pretty impressive, even romantic image. But not as impressiv(...)

Colour popping in the kitchen from Kestrel

Colour popping isn’t just about chucking a few brightly-painted cushions around and hoping for the best. According to the UK kitchen company Kestrel, (...)

Elaine Jerrard in the showhouse she designed at Clareville in Malahide.

It’s a tricky balancing act, designing the interior of a showhouse. It must look both welcoming and impeccable. It has to appeal to everyone, offend n(...)

Tears, wrote Voltaire, are the silent language of grief: and this photograph from 1989 is also silently, but intensely, evocative of as it invites the(...)

Kenzo Takada has reinvented the modular sofa with his mouth-watering new Mah Jong series

The fashion-turned-fabric designer Kenzo Takada has reinvented the modular sofa with his mouth-watering new Mah Jong series, shortly to be unveiled at(...)

Patrick Moffatt, Beth Buchanan and Heather Bolton in Come Away With Me ... Photograph: Pia Johnson

Samuel Beckett Theatre ★★★★ This quirky Australian piece is billed as “a quietly humorous meditation on life and death”.  Three individuals wan(...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

Fiona Bawn Thompson in ‘The Woman is Present’

Everyone knows who Oskar Schindler is, right? And many Irish people will have heard of the anti-Nazi activism of the Vatican priest, monsignor Hugh O’(...)

Such is the immediacy of this picture that it’s a bit of a shocker to discover that it was taken nearly 25 years ago. It shows the cast of Glenroe mar(...)

Children of miners pose in a strip mine in front of a row of houses near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, circa 1915. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Nestled on a picturesque plateau in the northeast of the US state of Pennsylvania, Hazleton is a city of some 25,000 souls. A decade ago it hit the he(...)