Sr Mary Deane  with Dr Mary McAleese beneath a portrait of Nano Nagle pictured at the official opening of Nano Nagle Place in Cork City on Monday, December 18th, 2017. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ireland should be justifiably proud of founder of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle whose pioneering work in setting up schools all over Ireland an(...)

Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1778). Kunshistorisches Museum, Vienna

That ill-fated queen of France, Marie Antoinette, never set a dainty foot in Ireland, so far as I know. Indeed, according to the besotted Edmund Burke(...)