Bonheur bronze of a horse and rider €2,000-€3,000

The contents of a Co Kildare farmhouse will feature in an auction by Sean Eacrett on February 18th at Fallon’s Restaurant in Kilcullen. New Park Hous(...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

The Coming of Santa Claus by Thomas Nast. Illustration: iStock

The more colourful snippets published in the Lost Leads archive series, and particularly on the Twitter and Facebook pages, mostly come from The Weekl(...)

Christmas has always been a festival of light in the midst of the winter darkness, a necessary note of hope and optimism in a dark world that continues to hope in the bleak mid-winter for light and a future with promise. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Is Ireland moving away, further and further, from the inherited beliefs and practices that shaped the culture and identity of society and families? T(...)

Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

Santa was wearing red and white well before Haddon Sundblom’s iconic 1930s Coca Cola advertisements. Photograph:  Aurore Mesenge/AFP via Getty Images

There are those who will have you believe that Santa Claus wears red and white in honour of the colours of the Coca-Cola brand. This is nonsense. The (...)

Bas-relief at Jerpoint Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1158 in Co Kilkenny. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty Images

The first thing to say, of course, is that Santa Claus does not have a grave. Santa Claus cannot have a grave because Santa Claus can never die. San(...)

Back row, left to right, Stig Abell, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Syima Aslam, with (front row left to right) Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith, the BBC-assembled panel who chose a new BBC list of 100 important  novels that shaped our world. Photograph: David Emery/BBC/PA Wire

Pick a side. Obviously, the BBC’s list of “100 Novels that Shaped Our World” is terrible. All such lists are terrible. Each one generates complaints (...)

Natwest Bank in London. The dispute dates back to 1948, when the last Nizam of Hyderabad transferred £1m into the account of Pakistan’s high commissioner in London. Photograph:  Dinendra Haria/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

One of the UK’s longest running legal battles has been resolved after more than 70 years, enabling descendants of an Indian princely family to collect(...)

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