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

‘An Engineer Imagines’ examines the life and work of Peter Rice (L)

You wait a lifetime for a documentary on a structural engineer and then two arrive in the space of a few weeks – with both on the same structural engi(...)

In Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes, he’s touring the world to look at other people’s fab houses

Dermot Bannon has done the State some service, of that there’s no doubt. His long-running TV series, Room to Improve, did more than anything else to w(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (centre)  delivers a formal apology to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: AP

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clu(...)

Julie Chance (left) and Jane Arnison

When did you last cry? Jane: Last night, after I had a fight with one of my best friends. Julie: Me too. What artist do you feel particularly conn(...)

The Sydney Opera House’s sails controversially become a blank canvas for the advertisers of the Everest horse race. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

In numbers: Galactic ambition 800 Number of would-be space tourists who have paid to take a trip on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic since the (...)

Donnacha O’Brien riding Ten Sovereigns (left) to win the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes from Jash and Jim Crowley (right) at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ten Sovereigns maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. The son of No Nay Never made a spectacul(...)

Climb Croagh Patrick, whichever way you want. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Any list of things you must do before you die runs the risk of sounding bossy, pompous or just plain exhausting. But the world is vast, and our time o(...)

The Gloaming: The Gloaming: “women in our musical world need more access, more support, and more respect”

The National Concert Hall is a sacred space in the history of The Gloaming. Not many acts can claim to have played their first gig on Earlsfort Terrac(...)

Mountain: head for heights

Crafted from 2,000 hours of footage shot in 15 countries – not to mention such astonishing documents as the recently restored Epic of Everest, from 19(...)

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