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Lot number 7 is a fine George III satinwood card table, circa 1790

Even if you can’t get to staycation in west Cork this summer you can bring home a souvenir from that cosmopolitan corner of the country from the forth(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani preparing to vote at a polling station in the capital Tehran.  Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty Images

Early results show Iran’s hardliners are on track for a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election after many voters stayed away due to the absenc(...)

Brian Keenan was teaching at the American University of Beirut when he was kidnapped by the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad in April 1986. He was freed in 1990. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes wrote to the tánaiste Brian Lenihan in 1988 to tell him of a “cynical and disquieting” move by the Iranian ambassador to c(...)

Atoosa Sepehr: in writing the book, Sepehr wanted to promote Iranian food and culture, ‘and show the other side of Iran because all we hear is the bad news’.

One fateful evening in 2007, Atoosa Sepehr was out with friends in her home town of Isfahan in central Iran, saying goodbye as she prepared to leave f(...)

Parisa Tabriz: “I generally think there is something really beautiful about checking assumptions, which is what hacking is all about.”

It isn’t unusual to meet people with distinctive job titles working in the tech sector. But even so, proclaiming yourself to be a “security princess” (...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani: the protests should not be viewed as a threat but as an opportunity. Photograph: Iran’s presidential official website/EPA

The protests sweeping across Iran sparked by a demonstration in Mashhad against rising prices and unemployment have been transformed into a broad chal(...)

 A destroyed train coach at the site of a rail incident in the city of Semnan, central Iran,  November 25th, 2016. Photograph: EPA

At least 44 people have been killed and 103 injured when an Iranian passenger train hit another at a station about 150 miles (250km) east of the capit(...)