Dirty old town

James Joyce is largely to blame for the affectionate phrase “dear old dirty Dublin” even though he never wrote that; in his version, the word “old” wa(...)

A couple takes part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Getty 2:12

O’Connell Street, host to numerous protests against austerity and water charges in recent months, gave way to unbridled joy on Saturday as upwards of (...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

’The cleaning of O’Connell Street is quite extraordinary, because we are a genuinely filthy nation. We are a filthy race of people, but that street is kept really clean and wholesome all the time.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week, Independent Senator David Norris claimed Irish people were “filthy” as he repeated his criticism of the neglect of Dublin’s O’Connell Stree(...)

Mr Justice John Murray, who has retired from the Supreme Court. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Attorney General has lead tributes to a former chief justice, Mr Justice John Murray, on his retirement as a Supreme Court judge. Mr Justice Mur(...)

Senator David Norris praised O’Connell Street cleaners.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Independent Senator David Norris claimed Irish people were “filthy’’ as he repeated his criticism of the neglect of Dublin’s O’Connell Street. He sa(...)

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) who received the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

During one of the headline events of his birthday celebration in Sligo, WB Yeats’ granddaughter Caitriona briefly shared a stage with Mary Plunkett gr(...)

The annual Bloomsday Festival  runs until June 16th in a six-day celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

Over 150 cyclists took to the streets of Dublin on Friday dressed in full Edwardian garb and boater hats for the annual Bloomsday Bike Rally. The cycl(...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Too much. We kept repeating it to each other. By way of a greeting. Instead of ‘hello’ or ‘how’s it going?’ neither of which would cut it on this d(...)

David Norris: “When the Fianna Fáil government denationalised Aer Lingus, I spoke and voted against that.” Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael Senator Pat O’Neill said the sale of the Government’s Aer Lingus share was right for the airline and the country. “We are a small island (...)