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Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? – a guide to the overconfident, reckless narcissists who so often end up in charge – has been one of the most popular business books of 2019

The other day a colleague arrived at work looking unusually pleased. “You wouldn’t believe what just happened to me,” he said, and before I could sto(...)

Rozzanne Stevens: “ I’ve sacrificed having the ‘normal’ settled life in exchange for freedom and flexibility.”

Can you live happily and fully in two cities? For some people, dividing their time between Ireland and a second country affords them the best of both (...)

Too late? A protester on a rally against climate change inaction in Manhattan, on Friday. Photograph: Brittainy Newman/ New York Times

The scale of climate protests globally has heaped much additional pressure on global leaders meeting in New York this weekend to make more meaningful (...)

Grianghraf: An tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh/Preasoifig Óglaigh na hÉireann

Is cuimhin liom leabhar a léamh na cianta cairbreacha ar ais a raibh ‘The Coming War Between Russia and China’ mar theideal air. Deir an Dr Google lio(...)

Seán Ó Baoill agus Máire Bhreathnach i stiúideo An Focal Scoir.

Foclóir: Ilghnéitheach - diverse; iolartha - manifold; paiteanta - exact; sprioc - target, sraith - series, cáiréis - care, aoi - guest, aosú - ageing(...)

Robbie Malone, his son Dean and sister Tina Norton at Robbie’s Greengrocer in Kilmacud, Dublin. James Forde for the Irish Times

Robbie’s Greengrocer and Food Store is to Kilmacud what Naturalia is to Paris and Harvest Market is to Brooklyn: a greengrocer and food store redefini(...)

Female albino orangutan Alba on a tree after members being released into the wild. Photographs: EPA/handout.

The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving(...)

The Hook lighthouse has a cafe in the visitor centre,  concentrating on foods prepared onsite and breads, cakes and scones baked in the in-house bakery.

Did Vikings really wear helmets with horns? The enduring stereotype of these fearsome Scandinavian warriors may be a little false, it turns out – or c(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

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