CORRECT ‘Politician has a Twitter event’: we learned last month that Gerry Adams is fond of trampolining naked. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Old Moore has spoken, and February is over. So how did he do in the predictions for Old Moore’s Almanac for the second month of the year?  (...)

Nuala O’Faolain: “There was something both startling and exhilarating in the experience of reading such an honest account about being a woman in Ireland.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I was living in Galway in 1996, the autumn that Nuala O’Faolain’s Are You Somebody was published. I bought the book, and became utterly absorbed in(...)

Trevor Deely 4:23

Trevor Deely vanished from the streets of Dublin in the early hours of December 8th, 2000. His disappearance at the age of 22 was the subject of a (...)

Trevor Deely 4:23

Trevor Deely vanished from the streets of Dublin in the early hours of December 8th 2000. His disappearance at the age of 22 was the subject of a h(...)

The first of three articles – featuring new interviews with family, friends and investigators – re-creates the days and hours before he disappeared   4:23

Trevor Deely vanished from the streets of Dublin in the early hours of December 8th 2000. His disappearance at the age of 22 was the subject of a h(...)

Anton Savage: ‘You’re never sure of where the next thing is coming from. I don’t mean the next pay cheque, but the next opportunity.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Anton Savage is beautifully turned out for a man whose new job doesn’t require him to be seen in public. He’s wearing a lovely dark suit and a shir(...)

CORRECT: Gay Byrne was in the news because of Stephen Fry’s views on God in The Meaning of Life

It’s February. Time to look at Old Moore’s predictions for January, as published in Old Moore’s Almanac 2015 and see if any of them came even mildl(...)

‘We are never going to see an ad that features people struggling to pay their credit card bills.’ Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

What was the first thing you bought on a credit card (if, like half of Irish adults, you have one)? What is said to be the first credit card tr(...)

“What makes us stand out from the rest is that we offer stock that nobody else has. We have to be doing something different”:   Jimmy Redmond of Redmonds off-licence in Ranelagh

There’s been a Redmonds on Ranelagh Road in Dublin 6, near the triangle, since 1943. It was originally a grocery, run by Mary and Jim Redmond. “Eve(...)

 Rosita Boland  and Micheál Ó Conghaile, overall and emerging fiction Hennessy award winners, with  Maurice Hennessy (centre) at the awards ceremony in the Dublin Writers Museum in 1997. Photograph: David Sleator

I still have the letter dated 16 October 1997 that informed me I had been shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award in Fiction. It was signed by Ciara(...)