Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

Wars and water charges don’t make the list but a singing priest, Kim Jong Un, Garth Brooks and Peaches Geldof do

Michael Noonan: I’ve defined what the squeezed middle is in money terms. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance confirms marginal tax rate will fall if Government re-elected

Hashtag was the least favoured word in our poll that has been running since last Thursday

Thousands voted and commented on the language they hated most

‘GCHQ director Robert Hannigan argued democratic governments and big tech companies needed to come to a “new deal” to help combat that kind of terrorism and protect everybody else in the world.’ Above, British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Photograph: EPA/GCHQ / Crown copyright

Opinion: ‘The big tech companies – Facebook, Google and others – have a lot to prove to their customers in the wake of the Edward (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, at the press conference in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Coalition promised a ‘democratic revolution’

Tractors on main street: rural Ireland - to know it is to love it.

All this talk of ploughing got us thinking about how unique rural Ireland is

Tellers struggle with tiredness during the count in  Ingleston Hall,  in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Here’s what happened overnight...

It’s that time of the year again... File photograph: Frank Miller

One minute it’s beers on the patio and the next you’re hunting for a bale of briquettes

St John’s College Ballyfermot students very happy with their Leaving Cert Results last year...  from left Dean Hogarty, Luke Noonan, Eoin de Lecy, Nathan Doyle, Robert Swaine, Jordan Doyle Mathew Murphy Kalim Teeling and Dean Cullins.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two of our resident old fogies look on the bright side of life on the eve of results day

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