Saved by the belligerent: Fionn Davenport’s  arid discussion of the Russian revolution on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday) was enlivened by anti-communist firebrand Peter Hitchens.

Comedy, the saying goes, is tragedy plus time. The veracity of this proposition is one of the issues on Inside Culture (RTÉ Radio 1, Monday), in a spe(...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

 A snow-covered Mount Errigal as seen from Gola Island, off the west coast of Co Donegal. National Geographic Traveller declared Donegal one of the coolest places “on the planet”. Photograph: Alan Betson

By any measure 2016 was a troubled year both domestically and internationally with industrial unrest, political upheaval and conflict never far from t(...)

Brenda Donohue: her natural outlook is so positive one suspects she could see the bright side of a tenement slum

Living happily in a commuter- belt town seems akin to leading a hipster lifestyle: many thousands do it, but virtually no one admits to it. Compared w(...)

Stephen Fry: Ryan Tubridy’s discussion of sexal abuse comes in the wake of the actor and writer’s comments about “selfpitying” sexual-abuse survivors. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

As someone who, in his 2FM days, once asked if deaf people were able to hear his show, Ryan Tubridy should be particularly aware that he works in a wo(...)

Andrew Rudd is fast becoming a name synonymous with party planning and sumptuous supper clubs, so he is of course worth a visit

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a person with means to improve their home would be in want of a helping hand. And while it’s the personal (...)

FIVE PLACES TO STAY IN GREECE Despite all of its ongoing problems, Greece is predicting a record bump in tourist numbers for 2016, with 25 mill(...)

Walking tour of Paris couture
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  • April 11, 2015, 10:02

Walk in the footsteps of Vuitton, Worth, Chanel and Dior with a new guided walking tour of Paris devoted to the history of couture. The three-hour (...)

Men were the first to embrace the “love match”.

It was simpler once, according to US author and academic Stephanie Coontz. Men and women married for strategic reasons; to consolidate and enhance the(...)

Downton getaways

Fancy living out your Crawley fantasies? The Carnavon family (the fifth earl was, with Henry Carter, the discoverer of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1923),(...)

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