A jasmin flower pictured in Plascassier near Grasse, France. File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The ancient sport of hurling is in equal parts completely terrifying, hugely exciting and uniquely Irish. In 2014 after Sky started screening the spo(...)

French former culture minister and newly elected head of Unesco Audrey Azoulay: she was chosen by the UN body’s 58-member executive council after five rounds of voting. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The election of Audrey Azoulay as director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on October 13th w(...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris.

Jean O’Sullivan, who has died aged 63, was a central figure in the Irish community in Paris for more than three decades, during which she also led a s(...)

Rescued from the Seine: Louvre artworks rescued from flooding in Paris. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

The timing was grimly appropriate. No sooner had the United Nations stressed the risk that climate change poses to world heritage sites than curators (...)