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Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean will make his performing debut with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Monkstown. Photograph: Keith Wiseman

Wednesday, September 11th ICO/Brett Dean Monkstown Parish Church irishchamberorchestra.com Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean makes his (...)

  Andrea Atzeni riding Stradivarius win the Goodwood Cup last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Stradivarius will face eight rivals as he bids for a hat-trick in Tuesday’s Qatar Goodwood Cup. Only the Mark Johnston-trained Double Trigger has wo(...)

Ballynahinch by Douglas Alexander (€1,500-€2,500)

The auction by Sean Eacrett of the contents of Prumplestown House takes place at Kilkea Castle golf club on June 25th. Viewings of the 700 lots includ(...)

French president Georges Clemenceau, US president Woodrow Wilson and British prime minister David Lloyd-George at the Paris Peace Conference

In the British general election campaign of December 1918 slogans such as “Hang the Kaiser”, “squeeze the lemon till the pips squeak”, “homes fit for (...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

A 1944 feature about the Curragh Camp’s swimming baths shows soldiers using a ray lamp as part of their keep-fit regimes.

In these days of sun-protection factor 50 and skin-cancer warnings, it’s hard to fathom that “sun-ray therapy”, using artificial ultraviolet light, wa(...)

Martin Doyle receiving his Victoria Cross in June 1919 at Buckingham Palace

There are 623 graves for British military personnel in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. Each headstone is identical to the other being, accor(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Lah Ti Dar easily wins The British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes at York on Thursday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Should Battaash bring his ‘A-Game’ to Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes it could be a case of blink and you’ll miss the fastest horse in the world. A total (...)

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, meets  Brian O’Driscoll and  Ruby Walsh at a garden party in the British ambassador’s Dublin residence. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, hailed the “unique” relationship between Ireland and the UK when he spoke to guests at a garden party at the British(...)

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