The Promenade Des Anglais’s vista is comprised of three harmonious and roughly equal parts: the turquoise and sapphire Mediterranean, the sky it is reflecting, and the bustling, palm-lined avenue against the backdrop of the city and mountains

A glamorous blonde in sunglasses and stilettos waits for her driver on the Promenade des Anglais, surrounded by bags from Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Am(...)

Marco Pierre White and Paul Harrington.

We know he can sing, he’s got that Eurovision gong and a career spanning more than three decades to prove it. But who knew Rock ’n’ Roll kid Paul Harr(...)

John Nolan, Declan Breen and David Fitzpatrick at NKD Pizza in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Four businessmen have left high-profile jobs to cut a slice of Ireland’s takeaway pizza market with a product that they say won’t cost consumers thei(...)

 President Michael D Higgins unveils a Famine memorial in Subiaco, Perth, Australia. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The image depicted in the sculpture was, as President Michael D Higgins put it, a “keening” mother “bent low by the crushing loss of her children”. (...)

A bread cart with armed fighters in the Irish Civil War, around 1922: We can never know for sure if Protestants were targeted out of pure religious hatred or selected as convenient symbols of the old coloniser, Britain. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

A fundamental question about the Revolution’s civilian casualties was reopened at the West Cork History Festival last month: were Protestants harmed b(...)

“The rain here is absolute, magnificent, and frightening,” said Heinrich Böll. Above, 2014 flooding in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty caused commotion during the week with her contention that the public services card is “mandatory but not(...)

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

The setting may well have been bucolic and the weather pleasant but the temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over (...)

Eamon de Valera speaking in 1969. Photograph: The Irish Times

Eamon de Valera was never a republican, and his support and that of other Irish nationalist leaders for an Irish republic during the War of Independen(...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

Botswana’s president Ian Khama at his desk in Gaborone, Botswana, on September 19th. Photograph: Siyabonga Sishi/Reuters
Happy 50th birthday, Botswana
  • Africa
  • September 30, 2016, 00:38

Our commemoration of the 1916 Rising invites us to reflect on other countries’ emergence from a colonial past especially when they too celebrate a sig(...)

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