The Alfie Byrne memorial seat as it looks today (left) and how it looked shortly after completion.

The artist who created the Alfie Byrne monument in Clontarf has hit back at Dublin City Council for “belittling” his work.The council is to decommissi(...)

From left: Canada’s ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn, prime minister Stephen Harper and finance minister Jim Flaherty visit the Jeanie Johnston famine ship. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When things go wrong and will not come right,Though you do the best you can,When life looks black as the hour of night –A pint of Harper is your only (...)