An exceptionally rare and important imperial Beijing enamel melon shaped teapot achieved £2,062,750 (€2,415,963) through Bonhams on November 2nd

For the month that’s in it, when all things culinary are celebrated in The Irish Times during November’s Food Month, it is almost fitting that on Nove(...)

Listening for a poem on the poetry jukebox in Monaghan

By a poignant coincidence, Tuesday’s funeral of my friend Steve Dunford fell on what, in the French revolutionary calendar, would have been New Year’s(...)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson speaks at a political event in Esztergom, Hungary on August 7th. Photograph: Janos Kummer/Getty Images

For a masterclass in tact, see the midpoint of Tucker Carlson’s chat with Viktor Orbán last week. Broadcasting from Hungary, the Fox News host commise(...)

Verso the Arundel Zodiac with basse taille of a crane.

An exceptional Renaissance jewel dating from 1540 will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in its Small Wonders: Early Gems and Jewels sale which is currently o(...)

 Citizens take part in a protest near the police station of Petionville after Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was assassinated this week. Photograph:  Richard Pierrin/Getty Images

The streets of Haiti had been clogged for months with angry protesters who burned tyres, stormed banks and robbed stores. Gangs, with the sometimes ta(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Strategically, the timing of the incident is deeply risky, as EU leaders can co-ordinate a response on Monday. Photograph: Pavel Orlovskiy/EPA

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko’s timing in forcing down a Ryanair flight to seize a journalist who was on board has provided European Union (...)

A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

On May 5th, 1821, at 5.49pm, Napoleon died on the island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, most likely of stomach cancer. He was just 51 but had live(...)

A mural painting of Napoleon Bonaparte in Ajaccio. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP via Getty

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of the French, died 200 years ago Wednesday on the island of St Helena, more than 7,000km from Paris. President Emmanuel (...)

Napoleon Bonaparte: had many connections with people born in Ireland

Shortly before his death on May 5th, 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte, in exile on St Helena, wrote a codicil to his will, bequeathing 10,000 francs (about £5(...)

US president Donald Trump’s campaign now consists primarily of showing himself to his people and inviting them to bask in the wonder of his resurrection. Photograph: Gene J Puskar/AP

‘His Majesty’s health has never been better.” This is the closing line of the bulletin of the Grand Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte, dispatched, on its ca(...)

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