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Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

Soldiers carry the coffin of the  Chadian president Idriss Déby during his state funeral in N’Djamena on Friday. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

By the time Chad’s electoral commission had declared President Idriss Déby Itno the winner of his sixth term, the former general was already dead or d(...)

Carmel Quinn on The Jimmy Dean Show in 1964. Photograph: Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty

Carmel Quinn Born: July 31st, 1925 Died: March 6th, 2021 Carmel Quinn, a blue-eyed, flame-haired Irish singer and storyteller who packed Carnegie Hal(...)

The running scenes, both in training and competition, are as well represented as anything in the history of cinema

It gently fades from the 1978 funeral service for Harold Abrahams, and the interior of a church in London, where one of his fellow Olympians of 1924 r(...)

1951 in Washington DC: Budd Schulberg before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he admitted that he joined the Communist Party in 1937 but that he broke with the Reds in 1939. Photograph: Getty Images

One evening in New York, I was introduced to Budd Schulberg. He was over 90 years old then and sitting on the fringes of a large crowd but his face wa(...)

Caoimhe Forde, originally from Leixlip, moved to New York in August 2011.

Mastering her native language and culture has given Caoimhe Forde a key to the Big Apple. Originally from Leixlip in Co Kildare, Forde moved to Galway(...)

Jack Ma, billionaire founder of ecommerce giant Alibaba, controls Ant Group, on track for a record IPO. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP

Ant Group is set to raise more than $34bn after setting the price of shares in its initial public offering, putting the Chinese payments group on trac(...)

Kerry fashion designer Don O'Neill working in his studio in New York

Irish fashion designer Don O’Neill started from humble beginnings – not once, but three times in London, Paris and finally New York, where he became t(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo: The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday issued a travel advisory saying visitors from US states with accelerating COVID-19 infection rates “must quarantine for 14 days.” Photograph: Getty Images

Global markets dropped on Wednesday as rising US Covid-19 cases and new quarantine measures fuelled fears that the virus could derail an economic reco(...)

Demonstrators at Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Protesters have been marching in cities across the United States since the death last week of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, after po(...)

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