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The signature ‘AHitler’ on a watercolour displayed at the Weidler auction house in  Nuremberg. Photograph: Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images

Five watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction. The paintings, from his early days as a struggling artist, failed to sel(...)

President of the international jury Juliette Binoche attends press conference during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin in Germany. Photograph: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

The actor Juliette Binoche has called for an end to the public excoriation of Harvey Weinstein and said that the cases should now be left to the court(...)

Auschwitz Concentration Camp in  Poland:  Stella Goldschlag aka ‘Blonde Poison’ prowled the streets of Berlin hunting down Jews for 300 reichmarks a head. Photograph: AP

In Nazi Berlin’s underground Jewish community, Stella Goldschlag was feared as “Blonde Poison”. Leave your hideaway to buy food or attend a funeral, (...)

German economy minister Peter Altmaier launching the national industry strategy for 2030 in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Peter Altmaier, Germany’s economy minister, has called for the creation of a state investment fund that would step in to pre-empt foreign takeovers of(...)

The site of the new national children’s hospital in Dublin. There are suggestions that the final bill could top €2 billion, making it one of the most expensive hospitals in the world. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The extraordinary overrun in the cost of building the national children’s hospital requires a full explanation and a reassessment of how major public (...)

The Kleinmann family in April 1938, taken in Vienna: Herta, Gustav, Kurt, Fritz, Tini and Edith. Photograph: Peter Patten

Holocaust memoirs are many. Kurt Kleinmann makes it his business to lay his hands on every last one of them: “I have a need to not forget,” he states (...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

A monthly salary of €13,012 is needed for a Dublin 2 family apartment. Photograph: iStock

A single person needs to earn over €8,900 after tax per month to rent their own apartment in one of Dublin’s most expensive rental areas, a report sho(...)

Douglas Kennedy: The Great Wide Open takes in the Nixon/Ford/Carter/Reagan years, with walk-on parts from Donald Trump and Brendan Kennelly

Douglas Kennedy chuckles when I say I never expected to read a novel which featured walk-on parts for both Donald Trump and Brendan Kennelly. The Amer(...)

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