A nurse and a doctor for tropical medicine wearing isolation suits demonstrate a decontamination procedure, in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

As I sit down to write this column, the death rate associated with the novel coronavirus infection in China remains unclear: an estimated mortality ra(...)

Jill and Patrick Conway at The Chocolate Factory. Photograph: Memento Photography

LESS THAN HALF OF COUPLES IN IRELAND ARE NOW OPTING FOR A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC WEDDING, WITH ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES BECOMING THE NORM Jump to ou(...)

The RCSI building on St Stephen’s Green. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been given the go-ahead for the development of a €90 million education and research building in Dublin ci(...)

David Bowie at Haddon Hall in Beckingham, Kent, from the  documentary David Bowie: Finding Fame. Photograph: BBC/Alamy/Pictorial Press

Each year, the Dublin Bowie Festival highlights a particular album of David Bowie’s, yet the event organisers have lately been blessed with the prolif(...)

Suaad Alshleh:  ‘I would say, never lose your ambition, work hard and . . . you’ll get there.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Three years ago Suaad Alshleh, a newly arrived 14-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, arrived in Ireland with dreams of becoming a doctor. This year she s(...)

Margaret Skinnider was one of more than 200 members of Cumann na mBan whose applications are contained in the archive.The files outline the women’s injuries, the risks they took and their heavy involvement in military action during the 1916 Rising and the Civil War.

County: Dublin Incident: Easter Rising Date: April 24-29th, 1916 The Irish Citizen Army assault on St Stephen’s Green during Easter Week 1916 was des(...)

Mid century rosewood dressing table at Hegarty's Auction

Auction results Sunday October 6th Lynes & Lynes Cork Set of Ian Fleming first editions €580, Library table from the College of Surgeons €800, pa(...)

Rare Irish William III bleeding bowl, €3,000-€4,000

A rare Irish William III bleeding bowl dating from 1699 is one of the lots at the forthcoming Adam’s Country House Collection sale at Townley Hall in (...)

No 4 St Stephen’s Green is adjacent to Dublin’s premier shopping destination, Grafton Street

While the growth of Dublin’s commercial centre continues apace with the regeneration over recent years of the city’s docklands and the Liberties, the (...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, 1964. Photograph: Corbis/Getty

With the advent of autumn, two rare book catalogues have just been launched for winter fireside reading. Some of the highlights from De Búrca Rare Bo(...)

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