US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photograoh: by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have begun their two-day summit in Hanoi, as the US president tries to revive efforts to persuade the North Korean leader(...)

Fusion bassist Stanley Clarke will bring his band to the banks of the lovely Lee for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, running over the October Bank Holiday weekend

In jazz’s journey towards artistic respectability in Ireland, the “good-time” image of the island’s principal jazz event hasn’t always been helpful. G(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Queen Elizabeth II meets fishmonger Pat O’Connell at the English Market on May 20th, 2011, in Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

Fishmonger Pat O’Connell, who was famously pictured laughing with Queen Elizabeth II on her visit to the English Market in Cork in 2011, says there is(...)

It’s not the done thing, evidently, to openly admit to liking the royals, or wanting to celebrate the royal wedding. Yet cometh the hour, it’s safe to assume that most Irish people will be throwing a glance, even a furtive one, towards the nuptials.

In the era of laptops, smartphones and Netflix, it was assumed that the end was nigh for the communal living-room screen. Instead, “event” TV was born(...)

 In Dublin, “hazard” used to be the actual term for a taxi-rank, or its forerunner, the cab-stand. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Amid a mountain of old newspaper cuttings on my desk recently, I found one with the headline: “Man leaves Porsche in taxi rank to go to a Paris nightc(...)

Among the strangest sights in Brussels is The Atomium. Constructed for the 1953 World Fair, it stands at 102 metres high.

It makes sense that most city-breakers will have a predisposed idea of what Brussels is like; there’s hardly a day goes by that the bureaucratic heart(...)

Trumpeter David Hinton of the Bare Brass Band performing at an open-air gig on Emmet Place on Friday, part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Up to 40,000 people descended on Cork at the weekend for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The festival is celebrating its 38th birthday, featuring m(...)

The front page of the Weekly Irish Times published just after the Easter Rising

The front page of Easter Saturday’s Irish Times has been reproduced from a May 1916 edition of the Weekly Irish Times. This was a paper that appeared(...)

Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare: bought by the Comer Group for €10.5 million

A portfolio of seven hotels first offered for sale in January has sold for over €35 million. The so-called “Crystal Collection” included the Glenroyal(...)

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