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Adare Manor.

With the country slowly emerging from a lockdown the like of which has never been seen before, people will be anxious to escape the confines of their (...)

General Lucas with his wife Joan aka Poppy: The IRA captured the general  while he and two other British army officers were fishing on the river Blackwater in Co Cork.

It is the War of Independence story like no other. The British general captured by the IRA during a day’s fishing on Blackwater, who later became frie(...)

Olof Palme: Swedish prime minister was shot dead in Stockholm in 1986. Photograph: Anders Holmstrom/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

After a 34-year wait – and weeks of build-up worthy of reality television – Swedes have reacted with anger and dismay to the news that the most likely(...)

Pension pot plan is political short-termism in its purest form and from the very same parties that want to autoenrol workers into pension schemes. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Developers can’t build homes at affordable rates. Our solution? Let buyers raid their pension pots to bridge the gap. This is one of the crazy, harebr(...)

Children attend class while practising social distancing in  France, May 25th. Photograph: Epa/Ian Langsdon

The Irish Times asked readers living abroad if their children had returned to school or childcare after the Covid-19 lockdown. Here is a selection of (...)

Jack Ryan: 'The vast majority of Swedes are following the recommendations for social distancing'

Jack Ryan, from Ratoath in Co Meath, lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his partner Niklas. He runs coffee roastery Muttley & Jack’s. While muc(...)

The Swedish actor on her marriage to Peter Sellers and life as a Bond girl Two days after their first date – which was also their first meeting (...)

 Visitors look at the animals in their enclosures at the Blaavand Zoo, in southwest Jutland, Denmark. Zoos reopened in the country late last week. Photograph: John Randeris/EPA

Denmark was one of the first European countries to close down its public spaces to stem the spread of coronavirus, shutting its borders, schools and r(...)

Fast furniture: Billy bookcases on the Ikea website; they start at €19

As the walls close in, many of us are sprucing them up, spurred to act after hours of looking, during weeks of working from home, at the colour of our(...)

A picture taken earlier this month shows people keeping social distances at a shopping centre  in Stockholm. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/ TT news agency/ AFP via Getty Images

On paper, Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus crisis seems far more logical than that of its European neighbours. Whereas the rest of the world eithe(...)

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