Saint Helena

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A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

On May 5th, 1821, at 5.49pm, Napoleon died on the island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, most likely of stomach cancer. He was just 51 but had live(...)

A memorial depicts two soldiers struggling to close the Hougoumont farm’s north gate to save it from being overrun by the French at the Battle of Waterloo

It was the arrival late in the day of the Prussian army, after hours of slogging through mud from the east, that finally decided the Battle of Waterlo(...)

A mural painting of Napoleon Bonaparte in Ajaccio. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP via Getty

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of the French, died 200 years ago Wednesday on the island of St Helena, more than 7,000km from Paris. President Emmanuel (...)

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(...)

Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Sopwell Hall Estate,  Co Tipperary.

“A piece of heaven,” is how Michael Ramsden describes his home of 35 years. “You cannot hear a thing at night, there is no sound, light or air polluti(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David. “Among the fixtures already cancelled is the annual re-run of the Battle of Waterloo, which normally takes place on or around June 18th, just as the GAA championships are starting to heat up.”

It’s not just sport that coronavirus is threatening to wipe off the map this summer. War has been badly affected too. Or at least the re-enactment of (...)

Grianghraf: Tom Honan/The Irish Times
Chugainn Arís

Táthar chugainn arís. An cleas is déanaí le stoitheadh siar as a bhfuil bainte amach mar stát neamhspleách. An tAmhrán Náisiúnta a mhalartú ar rud éig(...)

More than 500 species of plants have disappeared in the past 250 years. Stock photograph: Reuters

More than 570 plant species have disappeared in the past 250 years - twice the number of birds, mammals and amphibians recorded as extinct, a new stud(...)

Two council sites are already being developed for a private affordable housing scheme by housing co-operative Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance. Above, the site at Ballymun, earlier this year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 2,000 affordable homes, which will be available for low- and middle-income workers to buy, are to be built at 10 sites owned by Dublin City (...)

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