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A victorious Napoleon crossing the Alps. Gen Henry Clarke was by his side on the less auspicious occasion of the batlle of Waterloo.

This first week of May marks the bicentenary of the lifting of the Siege of Antwerp (1814), the last major action of the Irish military diaspora on th(...)

Danish chef Rene Redzepi, the co-owner of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark Photograph: EPA/Will Oliver

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards were announced last night in London. Here is the full list of this year’s winners. You can read Catherine(...)

Kylemore Abbey in Galway, the current resting place of the ‘Irish Dames of Ypres’. Photograph: Washington Post/KC Summers

‘The Irish Nuns At Ypres” sounds like a great title for a film about the first World War. But it’s a potential Hollywood epic yet to be made. H(...)

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air has also taken on a second franchise service for UK carrier Flybe. Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air is recruiting former Ryanair and BMI Baby directors to its management and board in a shake-u(...)

Ernie Lyons had a life-long passion for all motorcycle sports, but was best known for his superb win in the 1946 Manx Grand Prix. The “K(...)

Andi Schnellman from Schnellertollemeier at 12 Points

Umea is a music town. Metal monsters Meshuggah hail from this neat, low-rise city of 117,000, huddled on the jagged shoreline of the Gulf of Bo(...)

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said there are approximately 1,000 applicants who wish to adopt in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only children being placed for intercountry adoption are increasingly those with special needs, a conference was told yesterday. Lau(...)

The boards of Lafarge and Holcim  are due to announce the companies’ merger today. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

  The world’s two largest cement makers, France’s Lafarge and Holcim of Switzerland, have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a(...)

British Expeditionary Force: Gay Byrne’s father, Pte Edward Byrne, who joined the 19th Royal Hussars, in 1912

When Gay Byrne’s mother, Anne, married his father, Edward Byrne, in 1917, she promised to go to Mass every day of her life if he survived the f(...)

Wim Verbraeken: “At the age of 25, I was commanding 200 people as a troop commander in Germany.” photograph: alan betson

Wim Verbraeken spent 14 years with Belgium’s military, including two years as a Nato troop commander in Germany before the Berlin Wall came dow(...)

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