‘The Victory Jack’, a large fragment of the Union flag, believed to have flown from HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar sold for £297,000 at Sotheby’s

Wednesday (January 17th) Sotheby’s, London. Of Royal & Noble Descent. Auction including items associated with British naval hero, Horatio Nelson, (...)

Faded and fragile fragment,  Nelson’s ‘Victory Jack’ is expected to achieve  £100,000 at Sotheby’s

Nelson’s Pillar – the column capped by a statue of the naval hero – was ignominiously blown up in Dublin’s O’Connell Street in 1966 but Lord Horatio N(...)

 Nelson’s Pillar as seen from North Earl Street, Dublin in 1963. The pillar was bombed three years later. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

Dublin’s O’Connell Street would not be a suitable spot for the relocation of the entrance gates of Nelson’s Pillar, where they stood up to 50 years ag(...)

 Souvenir hunters  carting away small pieces of Nelson’s Pillar following its  bombing by republicans in 1966. File photograph: The Irish Times

A plea to rescue the entrance gates of Nelson’s Pillar from the Ringsend sewage pumping station and have them restored to Dublin’s O’Connell Street ha(...)

Bill Canning: “Victorian art has stood the test of time – the artists had great skill and could tell a story”

What do you do? I’m a director of Kilkenny Fine Art which specialises in high-quality and highly collectable Victorian art and furniture, especiall(...)

Did the republicans who blew up the Nelson Pillar in March 1966 not realise that now we young Dubliners could never “go up the pillar” and see the pan(...)

Charlotte Brontë. “The spelling of Brunty, by the way, was and remains interchangeable with “Prunty”, their common ancestor being Ó Pronntaigh.” Getty Images

Certain events in Dublin aside, Easter 1916 was also an extraordinarily busy time for major literary anniversaries. There was of course the tercentena(...)

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Tourists descend on Edinburgh every August for the Edinburgh International Festival, a citywide celebration of theatre, music, opera and dance perf(...)

A man signs a book of condolence for former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a museum in Grantham, central England. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Late former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher will receive a funeral just one step short of a full state ceremony on April 17th, the Bri(...)