Pope Pius II (1405-1464): His book, On Europe (1458), influenced by Strabo’s Geography,  has (just) this to say about Ireland: “We ought now to acquit ourselves of Ireland, which is separated from Britain by a short stretch of sea, […]but since nothing worth remembering has taken place there, we understand, during the period we write about, we hurry on to matters Spanish.” Photograph:  APIC/Getty Images

(...) that Ireland was so cold it was impossible to live there, that the Irish slept with their mothers and(...)

Screengrab from the suicide-prevention campaign

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Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

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Dave Brady: faster than a speeding hare. Photograph: Donal Glackin. Courtesy of Irish Runner magazine

(...) (for Live Aid) in 1986, when already 36. But he hasn’t stopped since. According to a profile in the(...)

Questions regarding what you like about where you live, the location of pylons and windmills and the pros and cons of living in an apartment are among those being asked in the nationwide survey. Photgraph:  Colin Keegan

(...). Questions regarding what you like about where you live, the location of pylons and windmills and the pros(...)

Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

(...), Ireland has figured high in per capita donations for events such as the original Live Aid, but few have a(...)

A Liberian man carries his sick brother suspected of having Ebola after being delayed admission to a treatment unit due to a lack of beds on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

(...) must live inside other cells. Where does the Ebola virus live in the long gaps between human outbreaks(...)

Julia Donaldson. ‘Parents often tell me that they sing the books rather than read them aloud.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) them by heart. Donaldson is in Dublin to promote her latest books for children. The live performance(...)

‘Blood Vessels’ by Charlie Murphy

(...) making of food with blood from live animals. “We get milk from cows and wool from sheep,” says Scarff(...)

Maria McCambridge on her way to winning the Dublin Marathon last year. “I do feel very competitive again. The confidence is back.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) the dream, of Rio, I suppose. Gary is working full-time, but we still live on a shoestring, because we(...)