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 Prince Charles and Camilla plant an oak tree at a welcome reception at National University of Ireland Galway on May 19th, 2015 on a previous official trip by the couple. File photograph: Brian Lawless/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are to visit Donegal on Wednesday as part of a three-day royal visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic. Princ(...)

“Checking in, I’m flanked by surfers heading beachward, families studying walking maps and couples cozying up beside a blazing fire.”

Cornwall is a rather cool place to holiday in the UK these days. The oversaturated and eye-wateringly expensive Cotswolds have been replaced with Cor(...)

A willow rattle woven by Co Galway basketmaker Ciaran Hogan has turned up on the British royal princess Charlotte’s official toybox list. Photograph: Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via Reuters

When and if British royal princess Charlotte plays with her willow rattle from Co Galway, she is probably blissfully unaware of the toy’s secret power(...)

‘Poldark’: Starring Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner at the eponymous hero. photograph: mike hogan

Sideline Productions, which is currently busy making the fourth series of the Great Irish Bake Off for TV3, collected a €10,000 cheque (in giant publi(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Shaping attitudes: Nicholas Serota (in front of a Cy Twombly painting). Photograph: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

For a man who has transformed the landscape of contemporary art Nicholas Serota is remarkably understated. Maybe that’s because the one thing he doesn(...)

Painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon. Dublin-born Bacon, who spent his working life in England and died in 1992, has, in the past decade, become one of the most expensive painters in art history.

An unfinished “lost” painting of a male nude by Francis Bacon has been discovered on the reverse of two paintings by Irish artist Tony O’Malley which (...)

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