Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

A statue of Father Junipero Serra  in front of the San Gabriel Mission in San Gabriel, California.   A statue of Serra in nearby Golden Gate Park was torn down by protesters last Friday. Photograph:  Frederic J. Brown/AFP/via Getty Images

A spate of attacks on statues linked to colonialism and slavery in the United States has caused alarm in Madrid, following the vandalising of several (...)

Minnesota State Troopers surrounded the statue of Christopher Columbus after it was toppled in Minnesota. Photograph: Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP

US protesters have pulled down a statute of Christopher Columbus outside the Minnesota State Capitol. A rope was thrown around the 10ft bronze statue(...)

Members of the Richmond Indigenous Society stage a protest near the Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park, in Richmond, Virginia,  US, on Tuesday. File photograph: James H Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP

Anti-racism protesters in the US state of Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday night in Byrd Park in Richmond, then draped t(...)

When the world collapsed, we made sourdough. Photograph: iStock

In isolation, cooking is cool. From Insta-worthy whipped coffees and ego sourdough to recipes with their own hashtags, food has gone as viral as coron(...)

Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

Skull found at the entrance of the chapel.

Spanish archaeologists searching for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell have discovered two coffins, a skull and a complete body at the site they belie(...)

On day five of the dig in Valladolid’s Constitution Street on Friday, the archaeologists recovered human remains. Photograph: Twitter

Archaeologists in Spain have found part of a skull and a femur (thigh bone) in their search for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell, one of the great tr(...)

She attempts to smile, but with all the work she’s had done, she looks like she’s trying to squeeze out a silent fart at a funeral

I hear the old dear’s voice before I manage to even get the key in the door. She’s going, “How? Dare? They?” For a second or two, I think about maybe(...)

Rare Irish William III bleeding bowl, €3,000-€4,000

A rare Irish William III bleeding bowl dating from 1699 is one of the lots at the forthcoming Adam’s Country House Collection sale at Townley Hall in (...)

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