Brendan Archbold regarded the Dunnes Stores strike against apartheid as “the finest example of trade union solidarity ever”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brendan Archbold, a trade union activist and campaigner for social and human rights who has died aged 67, will probably be best remembered for his rol(...)

Brasserie Bofinger in Paris. Photographs: Getty

Every once in a while, the French think about the last supper. Not Christ’s repast with the apostles, but their own last meal; the one they would o(...)

We’re only interested in taking cash from child-free hipsters. It’s not what the sign on the gastropub says when I rock up with two hungry children(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

Catherine Quirke in her flooded home near Rathcormac, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A woman yesterday spoke of her despair as she prepared to abandon her family house after it flooded to(...)

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Have you got a great recipe you want to show off? We're putting together a collection of our readers' favourite recipes, either your versions of ol(...)

A chara, – Once again we have a government that blatantly ignores its constitutional duty to value the work of mothers who choose to take time (...)