Classical ballet is a world of feathers and flowers, smiles and applause, twirls and tutus. Beneath that sweet surface, however, lies another world: o(...)

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Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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 Arthur Rubinstein in  concert at the Theatre Royal, Dublin. Photograph:  The Irish Times

We tend to think of the visiting musical celebrity – and, indeed, the stadium-sized performance space – as a relatively new phenomenon. Yet here is(...)

Pupils from Scoil Naithí, Ballinteer, Dublin, during rehearsals for their production of ‘Aonghus agus Fainne an Fhatahaigh’ which opened at the school last night. From left (top) Meabh Ní Ghorrain, Dariona Ní Mhuirí and Dina Ní Riain and (below) Lisa Nic Gionnaith, Niamh Denmead and Niamh Ni Ghiarnan. Photograph: Joe St Leger

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Dr Douglas Hyde, surrounded by schoolchildren during his presentation of the prizes at the Féile Náisiúnta Dramiutheachta, the National Drama Awards, in March 1939

There’s a fantastic energy about this photograph. It was taken in the spring of 1939, but so fresh are the expressions of delight from all involved th(...)

JUST another rugby team? Not exactly. For one thing, look at where they’re posing for their team photo: in a dark and dingy corner of Lansdowne Road, (...)

‘THE first requirement of civilisation,” wrote Sigmund Freud, “is that of justice.” The creators of our Republic clearly agreed – for in 1924, the Cou(...)

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It’s all a bit Biggles, isn’t it, this image? A chap with a moustache, kitted out in one of those first World War leather flying helmets with built-in(...)