Bullish: French fans  Martin Roveda, Alexander Eymard and Bonibi William, all from Grenoble, in Temple Bar. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tide of blue a rare show of strength for visiting side and a boon for hospitality industry

Werner Heisenberg

Uncertainty principle gave rise to ‘many worlds’ theory which may excuse BBC commentators

Detail of Maurice Harron’s sculpture of  Red Hugh O’Donnell  in Donegal Town.

By the time you read this, this year’s participants should be near their destination

 France’s Patrice Evra  and  Ireland’s Seamus Coleman at Euro 2016. Photograph:  Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

News review of 2016: Euro 2016 may well have been the Irish fans’ finest hour

Christmas carolling: fairy tale of New York or bleak midwinter? Photograph: Lambert/Getty

The Irishman’s Diarist conducts a carol service in traumatic memory of 2016

New Zealand fans ahead of the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland left all black and blue after a brutally intense game

President Michael D Higgins’s name comes from the Old Scandinavian “vikingr”, meaning “sea rover”.

Study traces linguistic history and distribution of 45,000 British and Irish surnames

Julie Walters and Michael Caine in the film Educating Rita walking in the  grounds of Trinity College Dublin, where Frank McNally  too wandered as a wide-eyed young man

Apart from anything else, a few years in university would have eased the transition from freedom to work

Leonard Cohen  in Dublin in 2009.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The late singer’s work was peppered with Joycean imagery and references

Towering figure: Michel Bach from Paris at the Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A winding but pacey narrative featuring Joe Dolan, Oscar Wilde and the Eiffel Tower

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Taoiseach’s decision to run again might ease daughter Aoibhinn’s political inheritance

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