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Dame Vera Lynn in 2009. File photograph: Shaun Curry/AFP via Getty Images

Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. The singer entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the second Wo(...)

Interior of Michael Smurfit’s private residence, showing portraits by William Orpen

The private art collection owned by businessman Michael Smurfit is to be sold over the course of the coming year through various auctions by Sotheby’s(...)

The family of Irish-born Margaret Keane want the words “In ár gcroíthe go deo” on the stone above her grave. Photograph:iStock

The Church of England has sought to distance itself from a decision by one of its ecclesiastical judges who ruled that an Irish-language inscription o(...)

Patrick Brady: went often from London to Skibbereen with his wife Mary.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Lucy Worsley’s Royal Photo Album: the historian turned cosplayer got to dress like Queen Elizabeth

The excellent historian turned historical cosplayer Lucy Worsley is back this week, guiding us through the photographic history of the British royal f(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrive for the first day of races at Ascot in 2019. This year’s meeting will go ahead behind closed doors from June 16th. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ascot is odds-on to be the first major British sporting event to take place behind closed doors this summer after the British Horseracing Authority co(...)

There is much to explore at Blarney Estate, Co Cork

Cork men, having already the Gift of Eloquence, have no urgent reason to visit Blarney to kiss the famous stone. Generally, it is regarded as a brilli(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet  President Michael D Higgins  and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin  on March 3rd. Photograph: Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The cost to the Garda of providing security during the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland has been estimated at €1.3 million(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock attending a remote press conference to update the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/AFP via Getty Images

British ministers have denied an assertion by the country’s most senior diplomat that they made a “political decision” to stay out of a European Union(...)

  A masked couple passes a thank you message to Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) in Camden Town in London on Saturday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Doctors and health workers criticised the British government on Saturday for suggesting that personal protective equipment (PPE) worn while treating p(...)

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