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Bobby Sands died in prison on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh, outside Belfast, on 5 May 1981.  Photograph: Getty

First-time visitors to the Bogside Pub in Florence might be forgiven for thinking it is just another Irish pub abroad. Many would certainly recognis(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the service will not resume in 2021

Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian – a sister train to the Orient Express – is to pull out of Ireland. Belmond, the co(...)

A Sotheby’s employee poses for a photograph with the artwork Young Man Holding a Roundel by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli.  File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

A rare Botticelli portrait sold for $92 million at auction at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday. The painting by the Renaissance artist, titled Youn(...)

You do start to wonder whether Land Rover ought to start selling an optional paper bag – with precisely located bespoke eyeholes – with each Range Rov(...)

Anthony Cains was  a founding member and director of the Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Anthony (Tony) Cains Born: December 28th, 1936 Died: November 4th, 2020 The world-renowned book binder and conservator Anthony (Tony) Cains died sudde(...)

Tempers flare between Ireland and Wales players during the Autumn Nations Cup clash at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Alun Wyn Jones had demanded a Welsh win and his team were fully “up” for their visit to Dublin on Friday evening. The passionate singing of Land of (...)

Clodagh Lawlor. Photograph: Serge Domingie

From Belvedere Place in Dublin’s north inner city Dublin, Clodagh Lawlor was one of a family of six and credits her late father Leo, a worker in Dubli(...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini in Cernobbio, near Como: He has pleaded for President Sergio Mattarella to call national elections sooner rather than later. Photograph: Marco Ottico/EPA

Italy’s ruling Democratic party is facing a watershed moment this weekend as it contemplates losing control of a region seen as one of the spiritual h(...)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain after clocking the best time during qualification ahead of the Grand Prix of Tuscany. Photograph: AP

Lewis Hamilton powered to the 95th pole position of his career at the Tuscan Grand Prix. The six-time world champion headed into Saturday’s qualifyin(...)

A waiter wearing a face mask serves drinks at Cafe Florian in Venice. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images

Paolo Risica is busy. Handing out menus, taking orders, answering questions about the food. Hostaria Bacanera, the restaurant he runs with his partne(...)

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