The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. W

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)

Napoleon Bonaparte  crossing the Alps by  Jacques-Louis David: Photograph: The Art Archive/Musée du Chateau de Versailles/Dagli Orti (A)

Napoleon Bonaparte left a trail of death and destruction across Europe, yet in France his name remains synonymous with glory. More than a million peop(...)

Josephine’s Bed which was in the de Stacpoole family for years, and reputed to be owned by Empress Bonaparte €2,000-€3,000

The ornately carved “Josephine’s Bed” listed in the current Fonsie Mealy catalogue, poses many questions as to how a bed which reportedly was once own(...)

  Detail from Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques Louis David. Musée des Châteaux de Versailles

I can’t remember if it was for the old Inter Cert or Leaving Cert that we studied Maupassant’s short story Un Bandit Corse. It hardly matters which no(...)

Connemara cool: Paula and Peter Vine surrounded by lavender on their rooftop terrace. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy


Lot 39 Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and ruby minaudiere from 1935 (€15,000- €20,000)

There is a great sense of summer and echoes of La Dolce Vita – the 1960 Fellini film capturing exotic European glamour, in the forthcoming Adam’s Fine(...)

Flames on the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday. Photograph:Ian Langsdon/EPA

Notre Dame de Paris – Our Lady of Paris – has been one of the most enduring and symbolic monuments of the French capital and among the most celebrated(...)

After his military career was over, Laval Nugent dedicated his time to aquiring and restoring ancient castles in Croatia and collecting fine art.

It’s not every day that you hear a man from Westmeath led an army of 8,000 Austrian soldiers deep into southern Italy to depose a Frenchman. Yet it’s (...)

'If anyone had proposed in the run-up to June 2016 what Theresa May’s White Paper proposed this week, there would have been howls of derision from all sides.' Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The one thing standing between the British people and a way out of the shambles in which they find themselves is a misunderstanding of democracy. The (...)

Founded in 1768 by John Ferrar, a man before his time

The Limerick Chronicle, the longest surviving newspaper in the Republic, is celebrating its 250th birthday this year. The Belfast Newsletter, founded (...)

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