Edvard Munch

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Architect Dermot Bannon and quantity surveyor Patricia Power, who has to inform him his garden will cost upwards of €100,000

I’ve got my wish and this is now a Dermot Bannon-themed column. You can say it had “room to improve” so I’ve fitted it with metaphorical big windows i(...)

 Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick has a   0 per cent conversion rate from 35 shots this season. Photograph:   Getty Images

Of all the special relationships in the Premier League, the one between Sheffield United and David McGoldrick may just be the most beautiful. The club(...)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: his side have not won away from home in 11 games – including seven defeats and four draws.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA.

If we begin by reviewing the final piece of the latest 90 minutes of evidence, then we turn to David de Gea at St James’ Park a fortnight ago. Time i(...)

One of the first press packs of the band U2 sold for €2,700

Auction results Monday, August 26th, RJ Keighery, Waterford, Antique Furniture Auction, Waterford Crystal lots sold well, including the master cutter(...)

Alexander WIlliams's Shark Fishing, Achill Island sold for 6,750 more than double its estimate of 3,000

Auction Results Sunday, August 11th – Dolan’s Art Auction Dooagh Achill Oil by Rev Edward Nangle €1,000; Alexander Williams's Shark Fishing, Achill I(...)

Early 20th century peridot and seed pearl brooch pendant, mounted in 15ct gold €800–€900 at O’Reilly’s, Frances St.

Auction Results Wednesday August 14th – Purcell Auctioneers, Birr, Co Offaly; Old Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk, that spent almost a hundred years in a(...)

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch paints a self-portrait on a beach in Germany, in 1907. Photograph: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard’s postmodern literary style is in thrall to the Dionysian art of chaos. His six-volume book My Struggle stylistic(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

An  empty frame at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, US, which used to house a Rembrandt stolen in 1990. Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images

The proceeds of the largest art heist in history may be in Ireland, after being given to the IRA by murdered Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, a prominen(...)

Bergen: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ features the city’s landscape and architecture. Photograph: iStock
A whale of a time in Bergen
  • Europe
  • August 11, 2018, 06:00

On my short KLM flight from Amsterdam to the city of Bergen, Norway, I accidentally get into a rather heated conversation with a Texan oilman about Am(...)

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