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James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in ‘Black 47’

The first clips of Lance Daly’s Black 47, a rare feature centred on the Great Famine which premieres tonight at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, (...)

Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller in Casanova

Giacomo Casanova (1725 -1798) priest, soldier, playwright, spy, composer, may have invented the lottery and escaped from the highest security prison i(...)

Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden in Dublin 2

Chefs and restaurant managers say it is the worst night of the year to dine out. But their negativity about February 14th may have more to do with the(...)

Pádraig Ó’Dhonnabháin, a UCC student on Erasmus in Venice. “The teachers and lecturers that I have had so far are really fantastic,” he says.

Last week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said one of his biggest regrets was never taking the opportunity to study abroad during his college years. While he (...)

Irish dancers at the 41st World Irish Dancing Championships in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

What is heritage? The dictionary definitions are vague: it’s something handed down from the past; something of value inherited by a person, family or (...)

Zombie will feature on Bad Wolves’s debut album Disobey, which is due out in April.

On the night of Sunday, January 14th Tommy Vext went to bed “like a kid on Christmas Eve” knowing The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was ab(...)

The mayor of Venice has pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented with a bill of €1,100 for four steaks and a plate of mixed grilled fish. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The police chief and mayor of Venice have pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented in a restaurant with a bill of €1,100 f(...)

‘Judgement’ by Rowan Gillespie, at Sutherland School of Law in UCD. Photograph: David Sleator

Intolerance of the public expression of controversial ideas has grown markedly in recent years and, paradoxically, nowhere more so than on university (...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

Manus Carlisle and his mother Mary in Bologna
Welcome to My Place . . . Bologna
  • Abroad
  • December 3, 2017, 06:00

Manus Carlisle is studying for a Master’s degree in European Affairs at the University of Bologna. After a year on Erasmus in Siena as part of his und(...)

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