Delta blues: Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP

Image of the week: Sydney winter Australia has avoided the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic so far, but there’s not much joy to be found in the mostly (...)

The remains of Cara O’Sullivan are brought from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Lough, in Cork, following her funeral. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Renowned soprano Cara O’Sullivan who died this week at the age of 58 was a treasured daughter of Cork who will be remembered as much for her generosit(...)

Tributes have been paid to the internationally acclaimed Cork-born soprano Cara O’Sullivan, who died on Tuesday aged 58.

Tributes have been paid to the internationally acclaimed Cork-born soprano Cara O’Sullivan, who has died aged 58. O’Sullivan, who retired from singin(...)

 People attend a celebration of the New Year in Wuhan, China. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak is returning to normal. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House, but the harbour below was a deserted ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year th(...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott with Brian Downey and Gary Moore in 1974. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty

With input from the late Dublin rock star’s close friends and family, Emer Reynolds’s new film, Songs for While I’m Away, puts forward a different (...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry. While the World Heritage Convention offers a global tool for conserving our heritage, climate change will continue to create risks and issues for conservation. Photograph: Chris Hill/Getty

For almost 50 years, Unesco’s 1972 world heritage convention (WHC) has been the foremost global instrument for the protection of humanity’s natural an(...)

Stonehurst on Killiney Hill Road in Co Dublin extends to more than 557sq m (6,000sq ft) over three floors.

Stonehurst, an imposing high Victorian Tudor revival residence in Killiney has had quite a history in terms of architectural and movie stardom. The h(...)

Maser at his studio on Charlemont Street in Dublin: 'I met so many homeless people while I worked on murals around the city'

Al Hester, or Maser as he prefers to be called, has come a long way since he started out as a graffiti artist in Dublin when he was just 14-years-old.(...)

It’s a Saturday afternoon and the Birmingham Hippodrome is a hive of activity. The theatre is celebrating its 120th birthday and locals are dropping i(...)

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa.

Child’s play  The Big Brick Experience returns to Farmleigh House in Dublin for summer, offering visitors a spectacular array of visual wonders (...)

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