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 (...)

‘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 (...)

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