The cortege passes the GPO on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos

Under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in London are inscribed the simple but powerful words of appreciation for its architect Christopher Wren; “Lecto(...)

The Lexicon library and cultural centre in Dún Laoghaire by Carr Cotter Naessens Architects. Photograph: Eric Luke

Merrion Cricket Club and a school in Inchicore are on the 40-strong shortlist for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van de(...)

 A Prospect of the City of London  by Johannes Kip from 1724 shows the many steeples of the rebuilt churches scattered  around St Paul’s newly realised beauty: its father-figure dome

There must have been some sense of irony in London from the fact that the replacement churches for many of those destroyed in the Great Fire were fund(...)

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall leave Spencer House, London, after getting married. Photograph:  Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Rupert Murdoch has wed former supermodel Jerry Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London, the fourth marriage for the media mogul. The 84-year-old(...)

Models present creations during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Given the growing international adulation for designer Simone Rocha, it was perhaps not surprising that she chose a place of worship, the venerable St(...)

Early years: the original building

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, which is 30 this year, was not the first artists’ studio co-operative in Dublin, but it is certainly one of the best k(...)

“If you look at people’s achievements in life, intelligence plays a part and perseverance plays a part, but the third factor is intellectual curiosity,” says Ian Robertson, professor of psychology in Trinity College Dublin

‘We want to encourage people to have the confidence and courage and opportunity to be curious,” says Ellen Byrne, creative director of Dublin’s Festiv(...)

The Trailfinders Australian Garden has won the gold medal and Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 at Royal Hospital Chelsea  in London today. Photograph:  Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Gnomes, gardeners, rock stars and royalty, — there’s surely no other annual social event in the world quite like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, w(...)

For a man who has just been introduced as a modern Isambard Kingdom Brunel or Henry Ford, the 41-year-old Elon Musk looks nervous and hesitant (...)