Nightlife in Dublin has always been imbalanced, with a tendency to concentrate in one area or another. In years gone by, Lower Leeson Street was the h(...)

Flimflam man: Kevin McGeever shows off his Hummer.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

My guess is that there are a great many people who need to talk to Kevin McGeever – those many people whom the 71-year-old scammed out of money in a l(...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

Mel Macaraeg and Mark Crosbie in the Philippines

To see what culture shock looks like, watch Dublin street cleaner Mark Crosbie’s expressive face at any point in the hour-long immersive documentary T(...)

Redressing the balance: organisers of Our Table pop-up restaurant Fiona Corbett (left) and Michelle Darmody (second right) with Annet Mphahlele (second left) and Ellie Kisyombe: “This is another way of bringing in people, making friendships.” Photograph: Eric Luke

This month marks 16 years since a temporary measure for housing asylum seekers became the long-term limbo thousands of people have been channelled th(...)

Tiernan Brady of Glen, the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Outside the Queen of Tarts café on Cow’s Lane, close to the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) offices in Temple Bar, Dublin, Tiernan Brady drink(...)

The busiest day for off-licences in Ireland is Holy Thursday. Wonder why.

1 – The ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday is 89 years old this year. The Intoxicating Liquor Act, was introduced in 1927 and it prohibited the(...)

Temple Bar Residents established there are now more apartments in Dublin being made available for short-term rental use through agencies such as Airbnb and than there are flats to let for long-term residential use through websites such as or Rent.iePhotographer: Photograph: Getty Images

Recent events have understandably overshadowed news of direct relevance to Dublin’s housing crisis – the astonishing fact that at least 2,000 apartmen(...)

Gardaí  arrested a man in  Essex Street, Temple Bar in Dublin on Friday morning  in connection with an alleged assault.

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged attack on a woman in Temple Bar, Dublin in the early hours of Friday morning. Gardaí said they (...)

 Crowds will be turned away from Temple Bar when gardaí decide it has reached capacity.

Dublin City Council hired a private security company to “assist” gardaí during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Approximately 40 personnel from MIC(...)