Double Cross: Ian Toner in this Abbey-Lyric coproduction

DOUBLE CROSS Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ If the first casualty of war is truth, Thomas Kilroy’s 1986 play presents two of its most skilled assassin(...)

A print of a watercolour by an unknown Victorian artist of flooding in the Shannon

A rare 19th century book containing images of flooding on the river Shannon was among the highlights in the Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sale in the Clyd(...)

A map of Ireland from the Richard S J Clarke collection of cartography, for auction at Adam’s

Three auctions in Dublin this week offer a wonderful selection of rare books and maps of interest to both collectors and anyone seeking a unique gift.(...)

The Economist: PR consultant Brendan Bracken took umbrage

PR consultant Brendan Bracken took umbrage at an editorial in The Economist magazine that ignored his ancestor’s role in its history. Educational publ(...)

Jockey Gary Halpin on Vastonea gets up to  win The Topaz Mile Handicap for the second time on day two of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Vastonea bounced back to his best to record a second victory the Topaz Mile Handicap, the feature event on day two of the Galway Festival.Kevin Prende(...)