Walter Scott

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Delacroix: a detail from July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People. Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris

France had not held a major retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work since the centenary of his death in 1963. An exhibition at the Louvre this spring(...)

Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin with . . . Winnie the Pooh

Did T2 Trainspotting 2 really happen? Or am I confusing the film with a weekend spent contemplating mortality with my least interesting contemporaries(...)

 Thomas MacDonagh: fell foul of local politics in Kilkenny and was accused by the local newspaper of being a propagator of “West British games” and a “minor poet”. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

As an ardent cricketer, and a Tipperary man, Thomas MacDonagh might have sensed he was entering a sticky wicket when in 1902 he took up a teaching job(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

 Timothy Bell, Dr Liam Fox MP and guest attend a Bell Pottinger Summer Party Photograph: Getty

Many years ago, when he was at the height of his public relations prowess, it was said of Tim Bell that, “he was so charming dogs would cross the stre(...)

The Granahan McCourt-led consortium paid a reported €43 million in 2013 for Enet, whose core business is managing the State’s network of metropolitan area networks in 94 towns around the Republic.

A State-backed fund is set to buy 78 per cent of broadband firm Enet in a deal that values the company, which is among groups vying for lucrative Nati(...)

A visitor kisses the Blarney Stone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It may be most famous for Blarney Castle but now locals in the historic Co Cork village have come together to show there is more to “a load of old Bla(...)

Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge, holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart on Tuesday night. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

Two white police officers will not be charged over the death of a black man whose shooting which was captured on mobile phone video fuelled protests i(...)

Daniel McNally and Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon

We all learned in school about the Danzig Corridor and its role as one of the catalysts of the second World. Less well publicised, then and still, was(...)

Sebastian Barry: “That’s enough of that, I say, I don’t want to say no more. Silence.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In some ways it seems a bit of a puzzle that in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which was published a century ago, James Joyce’s alter ego, (...)

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