Mary Elmes’s son Patrick Danjou with Charlotte Berger-Greneche and Georges Koltein, who, as children, were rescued from deportation to Auschwitz, at the unveiling of a plazue in memory of Mary Elmes. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

“It’s better to build bridges than walls” said French man Patrick Danjou as he watched the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr John Sheehan officially name the ci(...)

Mary Elmes, who was born in Ballintemple in Cork in 1908 and died in France in 2002, was credited with saving the lives of 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Cork City Council will this week oversee the installation of the latest crossing of the river Lee when a new €5 million pedestrian bridge will be put (...)

Corkwoman Mary Elmes, who saved Jewish children in occupied France from Nazi concentration camps

A Cork woman who became known as the Irish Oskar Schindler for her efforts to save Jewish children in occupied France from the concentration camps has(...)

The council has estimated that the bridge will see up to 3.9 million users a year and result in a cutting of journey times of 1.8 minutes per day which will equate to savings of €11.20 per hour

Cork City councillors will choose the name of the latest bridge to be constructed across the River Lee on Monday with a leading Irish-American trade u(...)

Mrs Which, a gigantic Oprah Winfrey, is given to speaking in Oprahisms

Mr Murry (Chris Pine), a brilliant physicist, has disappeared without a trace. He left behind his research partner and wife (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a young(...)

One of the original ‘Schindler’s lists’. The list has been put up for auction.

One of the original “Schindler’s lists”, the documents used by German industrialist Oskar Schindler to save more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust,(...)

General Pinochet came to power by a military coup aided by the CIA. The workers resistance is violently and brutally crushed. The price paid by the Chilean working class was terrible. 50, 000 workers are murdered, 100,000 disappear and many are forced to take up exile. Photograph:  Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Just before 10am on New Year’s Eve 1986, armed men arrived at the office of a small organisation for the resettlement of migrants, in Santiago, Chile(...)

An Occupy Toronto protester in 2011. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

If you’re feeling sorry for yourself this budget day, as a member of the “squeezed middle”, some statistics might put your plight in context. Ask you(...)

The 63-year-old Ballymena man is to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the Iftas tonight at the Mansion House

Liam Neeson – aka Michael Collins, a Jedi, Oskar Schindler, God (in the sitcom Rev), an otherworldly lion deity, a Batman villain, the avenging fury o(...)

Chinese children in Beijing wait for their train to set off  to their home town for the spring festival, or lunar new year. The auspicious Year of the Monkey begins on February 8th. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

It’s spring festival in China, and the country resounds with firecrackers as people noisily celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey, always an a(...)

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