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Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who wrote her world-famous diary  while living in hiding in Amsterdam during the second World War. Photograph: AP

As the Netherlands celebrates the 75th anniversary of its liberation this week, the Anne Frank House – perhaps the country’s most famous symbol of Jew(...)

Caroline Calloway in one of the photographs of herself she has tweeted. Photograph: Twitter/@carolinecaloway

It is hard to imagine Caroline Calloway being of any time before the internet – like picturing a present-day Joan of Arc. She laughs when I tell her s(...)

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Dutch maestro Johannes Vermeer. Photograph: Getty

The iconic gaze of the world’s second most enigmatic female, Johannes Vermeer’s 17-century masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring, may not always have (...)

Vera Pauw: We have created a schedule for all of the teams in our group. One that we think is the best for us all.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Vera Pauw believes that the way the football calendar was rewritten in recent weeks only serves to underline the second class status of the women’s ga(...)

Armagh native Paul McCusker who lives in Amsterdam,  which he describes as ‘a beautiful city and very manageable’. Photograph: Robert Severi

Originally from Armagh, Paul McCusker started his career in the family farm business. It was to pique his future career interests and, as soon as he f(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and his wife Mary McCarron

A retired Irish doctor who has been stranded in Peru with his wife since early March and who contracted Covid-19 while in Latin America has arrived ba(...)

A man walks his dog past graffiti promoting a coospiracy theory about 5G and coronavirus in Kensington, London, on Thursday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

At about 9.30pm on Easter Monday, in the small Dutch town of Almere near Amsterdam, the fire brigade was called to put out a blaze at a large telecoms(...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (63), Imam at Ireland’s main Shi’a mosque in Dublin’s Milltown, was hospitalised in St James’s Hospital where he spent six days in ICU, including three on a ventilator. File image: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

One of Ireland’s leading Muslim figures Dr Ali Al Saleh (63) has returned home from hospital after falling seriously ill with the coronavirus. Imam a(...)

This handout picture released  by the Groningen Museum shows Vincent van Gogh’s 1884 painting Lentetuin, or Spring Garden. Photograph: Marten de Leeuw/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Thieves stole a Vincent van Gogh painting from a Dutch museum closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, its director announced on Monday. The Dutch mas(...)

A Google Street View image of  the British Museum

To paraphrase a philosophical conundrum: if an artwork exists in a gallery, and nobody sees it, is it still meaningful? As cultural institutions close(...)

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