“We want Jack!” roared the enormous crowd. They had sweated in the June heat for hours and it wasn’t to see preening ministers and councillors.

Yes we all partied. Excessively, some may have said. Lost the run of ourselves and celebrated too much, according to others. People went mad, it’s (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The Christmas: It’s not just “Christmas” in Ireland. It’s “the” Christmas. And we don’t “spend” it, as people in other countries do: the aim here i(...)

The  Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue  beside  Molly Malone  on Andrew’s St,  Dublin 2. Image: The Irish Times 1:57

On the way to Grafton Street for the grand unveiling of the statue of D4’s most famous son, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, I pass a young lady wearing pyjama b(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

Sea gulls gave  sleepless nights to Fianna Fail senator Ned O’Sullivan this summer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It is early August and it seems as if this silly news season is stretching as long as the evenings. With that here are the dizzy dozen, the 12 sillies(...)

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a Muslim headscarf, last Friday.

The Israeli embassy in Dublin said there was no intention to cause insult or offence to anyone over controversial images that appeared on its official(...)

The altered image of Dublin’s Molly  Malone statue has been removed from the Israeli embassy’s Twitter account

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has removed controversial images from its official Twitter feed, including one of the statue of Molly Malone wearing a M(...)

Dab hand: cleaning the graffiti off Molly Malone this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

It had to be the cleavage. It’s always the cleavage. You can bet that when they first pulled the sheet from Molly Malone, and unveiled her to the worl(...)

The Molly Malone statue this morning. Photograph: Erin McGuire 1:46

The statue of Molly Malone in Dublin has been defaced less than a week after its unveiling at a new location in front of the Saint Andrew’s Church tou(...)

Minister for  Tourism  Paschal Donohoe at the unveiling today of the restored Molly Malone statue at its new location on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times 1:46

Molly Malone is back on the streets today after being removed from her former home at the bottom of Grafton Street at the end of April.The statue was (...)