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Hamish Bowles apartment, New York

To my astonishment I have written and published a big book on New York houses. You could knock me down with a feather. Anyway. This is how it happened(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

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Well, the night is nearly upon us. And at this point – if you’re not in – it’s too late for the Áras an Uachtaráin lottery, or for prebooked tickets f(...)

Alexander (Aleck) Crichton:  May 9th 1918 - April 18th 2017. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Alexander (Aleck) Crichton had a long life but he never wasted a moment. He was a whiskey magnate who served as governor of Bank of Ireland. A second (...)

An artwork attributed to street artist Banksy, depicting a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the flag of the European Union, is seen on a wall in the ferry port of Dover. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

A Brexit-inspired mural by Banksy showing a metalworker chipping away at a star on the EU flag has appeared in Dover. The artwork emerged overnight o(...)

I stare at the old man over the top of my pint and I go, “The dude is wiping the floor with you in there. It’s hilarious seeing you get your final comeuppance.”

Denis O’Brien is giving evidence. His barrister goes, “How long have you known Charles O’Carroll-Kelly?” And Denis is there, “I don’t know Charles O’(...)

Ryanair heir Shane Ryan plans to expand the former French embassy chancery on Ailesbury Road to nearly five times its current size.

Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4 is no stranger to large-scale home renovations, with numerous lengthy examples completed in recent years and plenty more in(...)

Children  in the Bab al-Salama camp: “There could be no prospect of rearing a family in Syria.” Photograph: Saleh Abo Ghaloun/AFP/Getty Images

The last few weeks have been difficult. I haven’t really wanted to write about them. Curiously, it has been the most challenging period since I found (...)

Protesters clash with riot police during a demonstration against US president Barack Obama’s visit to Greece, in  Athens,  November 15th, 2016. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greek riot police have used tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting against a visit by US president(...)

Christmas on the Square: Houses on Merrion Square open their doors to the public on November 26th

Form an orderly queue ... Vorsprung Durch Teknik, folks: oh, hang on. The tagline on Miele’s sleek and stylish kitchen appliances is Immer Besser, wh(...)

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