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Prince Albert II of Monaco with his children Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques signing the visitor’s book at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sixty years after his parents’ first visit and a decade after his own first State visit, Prince Albert II of Monaco returned to his ancestral homelan(...)

Public figures  including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney and Admiral Colin Morehead at the celebration of the tricentenary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour this weekend.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) in Crosshaven, Co Cork, which was 300 years old last year, finally managed to celebrate the milestone this weekend wi(...)

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It just has not felt like Christmas as we know it, with family gatherings restricted and homecomings cancelled. That television advertisement with a (...)

Not only did Martin Luther gift the world Protestantism, he also gave it the Christmas tree

So here it is, merry Christmas everybody’s having fu . . . um, a socially distanced and responsible time in small and sober groups from not more than (...)

Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. Known by the gossip columns as “Naughty Norah”, she married three millionaires and spent their money with relish. Photograph: Getty Images

Many years ago, my mother went through a brief phase of inventing words and expressions. “He was hyrannical,” she would say, to describe someone who h(...)

Old wooden structure in Rumsiskes, Lithuania – fascinating log constructions exist deep in Lithuanian forests.

I’ve recently been salvaging a large plot of long-neglected garden, completely overgrown with brambles, weeds and self-seeding trees. The previous own(...)

Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, took his own life 100 years ago this month. Some of the 1916 leaders in the GPO discussed the possibility of putting the German prince on the Irish throne.

One hundred years ago this month, Prince Joachim of Prussia, the sixth and youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, shot himself in his castle outside Potsd(...)

Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich – Princess Camilla, a super lady and so supersmart and intelligent

My fellow Irish citizens! I’ve been tipped off about this place that’s filled with jewels and sports cars and red-faced men in sports coats and it doe(...)

Sir Samuel Baker Road in Gulu, northern Uganda, is named after a British explorer who is said to have laid the foundations for colonialism. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As statues of slave traders are torn down across Europe and the US, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the names of streets and landma(...)

Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography A Life Worth Living in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At 83, entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit is acutely aware of the danger that coronavirus poses to his health, which is why he has been coco(...)

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