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Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini arriving for a meeting with League party members in Rome on Monday. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

League leader Matteo Salvini’s drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when th(...)

Lady Gregory. ‘The growing sophistication of her literary work’ is traced in new book.  Photograph:  Hulton Getty

Lady Gregory’s Early Irish Writings, 1883-1893 James Pethica, ed, Colin Smythe Lady Gregory’s writing life prior to meeting WB Yeats has generally (...)

The villa sits on the side of the island

A unique sea-front Sicilian villa owned by famed fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on the island of Stromboli has been placed on t(...)

Sicily’s Taormina, and the Mediterranean Sea

An abundance of great art, historic monuments, stunning locations and some of the best food you’ll eat anywhere: is it any wonder that Italy is one of(...)

Thanks to the internet, we have never had so much access to information about restaurants. Photograph: iStock

Eating out on holiday is considered a treat. And on one level, it is. You have enough cash to blow on a plate of pasta puttanesca that tastes the same(...)

Portrait of Ricardo Wall by Jean-Baptiste van Loo in 1753.

Any Irish travellers passing through the olive strewn landscape of eastern Andalusia in the 1770s would have made sure to call at the estate of the re(...)

“When we formulate the ideas around quantum gravity, in the form of mathematical theories, we are aiming to say something fundamental about the world, and not just our experience of it.”

Originally from Sicily, Daniele Oriti has spent the past decade at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, working on quantum gravity, an i(...)

Lt Hugh Conor McDowell (24) with his mother Susan Flanigan. Photograph: Facebook.

A US marine whose father was honoured for his contribution to delivering peace in Northern Ireland, has died in a training incident. Lt Hugh Conor M(...)

Bríd Torrades at Osta@W8, a restaurant, coffee shop and bakery at a new holiday village, W8, in Mahorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

Bríd Torrades, who runs Ósta Café and Wine Bar in Sligo town has taken on the running of a food venue that will include a restaurant, coffee shop and (...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

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