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Tomi Reichental and his wife Joyce at the grave of Ludwig Hopf in Mount Jerome cemetery in Dublin

A sub-theme of the Holocaust exhibition now running at Dublin Castle (An Irishman’s Diary, January 17th) is the silence that descended afterwards on t(...)

Oliver Sears holds a powder compact that was a courtship gift from his grandfather to his grandmother. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The first-time visitor to Auschwitz in Poland is often surprised by the richness of the natural surroundings – golden wheat fields and village gardens(...)

Casual racism doesn’t exist; for the victim, the impact is never casual.

As the Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism is published by an international group of 200 scholars, does a new set of written guidelines help or hin(...)

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Ex-tech entrepreneur John Nagle and his wife Joan have moved to Connemara to revive a carpet weaving business  A baptism of fire is how Joa(...)

Polish president Andrzej Duda, a vocal supporter of the populist PiS Law and Justice Party greets supporters in Lomza, central Poland. Since the president can veto legislation there is more at stake in this election than the domestic and international projection of a figurehead. Photograph: Getty Images

Next Sunday sees a run off between the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, a vocal supporter of the populist PiS Law and Justice Party and Rafa Trzaskowski, the (...)

Ceramic ‘Girl Power Vase’ by For All Womenkind (€35, aprilandthebear.com )

Badly in need of some inspiration when it comes to choosing the perfect gift for the special gardener in your life? Then this one’s for you: Under €3(...)

Rory Guthrie of de Veres in front of a Donald Teskey rental at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

While many Irish banks were forced to sell their art collections during the economic downturn, the Central Bank of Ireland still retains a collection (...)

The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare. Photograph: iStock

He’s right, this angry old man in melting bronzer shouting in the July heat: Those of us who don’t like what’s going on in this country should get the(...)

Caution: garden eating deers about. Photograph: Alan Betson ,

Oh no – or should that be oh dear – we have deer in our garden. Or rather, we very nearly have deer, their slow but steady invasion just about kept in(...)

A view of a new exhibition at Emo Court, Co Laois

Head to Emo Court in Co Laois for an exquisite exhibition of contemporary artwork on display throughout the neo-classical mansion designed by James Ga(...)

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