Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. Known by the gossip columns as “Naughty Norah”, she married three millionaires and spent their money with relish. Photograph: Getty Images

Many years ago, my mother went through a brief phase of inventing words and expressions. “He was hyrannical,” she would say, to describe someone who h(...)

Demonstrators run from tear gas fired by police near the parliament building in Beirut on Sunday. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti(...)

Breda Wall (left) with her daughters Brigid and Claire in Santa Barbara, California

Breda Wall is originally from Trim, Co Meath. She works in special education in Santa Barbara, California. She has two daughters, Brigid, 21 and (...)

People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Photo:  Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy made a deft par save at the final hole to earn a three-way tie for the lead with Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar on Saturday as the Genesis Op(...)

Tiger Woods speaking at  a press conference before  the Genesis Invitational in  California. Photograph:   Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has hinted he would be in favour of a possible “bifurcation” of the rules of golf which would see professionals and amateurs using differe(...)

The Eiffel Tower. Photograph: iStock

With more than 89 million visitors a year, France is officially the world’s most popular destination. There are almost countless reasons to visit, fro(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Arnaud Beltrame offered to be swapped for a female hostage. Photograph: Ouest France via AP

A gendarme who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, interior minister (...)

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This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

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