Peter O’Toole arrives at the 79th annual Academy Awards Nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills in February, 2007. Photograph: Gabriel Buoys/AFP/Getty Images.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the late Peter O’Toole, describing him as a man of grace and genius, during a memorial event in Londo(...)

It is understood the plane had to turn around over the Atlantic and fly back to Dublin Airport.

A US Airways flight between Venice and Philadelphia has been redirected to Dublin Airport after members of the crew fell ill. The plane turned (...)

A prostitute waits for clients behind her window in the red light district of Amsterdam. The sex industry in the Dutch city turns over, conservatively, between €80 million and €100 million a year, but it also supports an illegal underbelly of gangsterism, abuse and human trafficking. Photograph: Anoek de Groot/AFP/Getty Images

I am a big fan of Venice. Of all the cities I’ve visited, it is the most magical. No cars, bustling waterways, ornate bridges, great art, prope(...)

     Poveglia, the overgrown and deserted 17-acre island off the coast of Italy. Photograph: Getty Images

Andrea Barina, the owner of a no-frills restaurant on the Giudecca canal, serves up mouth-watering plates of seafood antipasti and exquisitely fres(...)

Donna Leon: ‘I don’t see any reason to be optimistic about our world. But I’m very optimistic about my life.’ Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

She wrote her first murder mystery in the early 1990s as “a kind of joke”. Some 22 books later, Donna Leon has notched up sales of well over tw(...)

Co Mayo, Ireland: €650,000 Fox and Gallagher
Take five for about €650,000
  • Take 5
  • April 10, 2014, 00:00

Fox and Gallagher is seeking €650,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow in Bingamstown, Belmullet, Co Mayo with a third-acre paddock, five loose (...)

In a word....

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day. So, be careful out there. Yes,TS Eliot’s “cruellest month” is upon us, “breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mix(...)

There was an unofficial referendum this week in a major European country, and a vote for secession by a region with its own distinct culture, l(...)

Richard the third

What motivates you? a) Extreme badness b) The crown, ambition, and your brother’s wife c) Peacetime boredom d) Power, greed and the need (...)

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The opening sentence of HG Wells’s The War of the Worlds sugg(...)

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