Researchers said alcohol is generally perceived as being far less harmful than smoking, despite being directly linked to several different types of cancer. Photograph: iStock

Drinking a bottle of wine per week increases the lifetime risk of cancer by the equivalent of smoking five to 10 cigarettes, research suggests. For w(...)

“Anxiety symptoms are commonly experienced in the years preceding a dementia diagnosis and have been associated with cognitive impairment,” write researchers from the University of Southampton and University College London. Illustration: iStock

People who suffer from moderate to severe anxiety during middle age could be more likely to develop dementia in later life, researchers in the UK have(...)

Coffee is ‘more likely to benefit health than harm,’ a new review has found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Early risers will be happy to hear that drinking more coffee isn’t necessarily a bad thing, following research which has found that three to four cups(...)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for Manchester United. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Standing on Dollymount Strand on a gorgeously warm end-of-summer Saturday afternoon I get a text message from a colleague which drains the colour from(...)

Bin charges: almost all Ireland’s waste is collected by private companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is a recurring story in Don DeLillo’s masterful novel Underworld about a ship carrying toxic waste. This “ghost ship” sails the world in its des(...)

Egypt’s ancient library at Alexandria (c.300 BC) once held all of the world’s knowledge in half a million scrolls, representing 30-70 per cent of the (...)

Matt Packer, the new director of EVA International. Photograph: Deirdre Power

The curator and writer Matt Packer has been appointed as successor to Woodrow Kernohan as director of EVA International, Ireland’s biennial exhibition(...)

Jane Beattie

Jane Beattie, the former Ireland representative of Bonhams has launched an new art sales and advisory business that will target both buyers and seller(...)

 Stuart Purcell: ’Working with collectibles is fascinating, the endless variety is fantastic.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Stuart Purcell is head of collectibles at Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, one of Ireland’s leading auctioneers of art and collectibles.(...)

Jane Beattie: ‘Occasionally, we come across precious objects that people have lived with for many years and disregarded. Finding these and breaking the exciting news is perhaps my favourite aspect of the job’

Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. B(...)

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