Patrick Freyne at the Wellington Testimonial in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ah, Dublin: coddle; Old Mr Brennan; Molly Malone; Bang Bang; field marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. We don’t tend to think of (...)

‘Tens of thousands of those inspired to vote Yes to one amendment by the impressively uplifting “Yes Equality” campaign apparently saw no contradiction in rejecting the other.’ Above, members of Get the Boat 2 Vote, a group of Irish people who returned from London to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

What happened on Friday was truly odd. In the same breath, the Irish electorate triumphantly extended equality to same-sex couples, and resoundingly d(...)

Political reporter, Ursula Halligan, who made her personal case for a Yes vote this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For a while now, I’ve imagined how I’m going to vote in the marriage referendum on Friday. Not the X in the Yes box, but physically how I’m going t(...)

Customers enjoy a last few moments at  Bewley’s on Grafton Street ahead if its closure for a six-month refurbishment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

“A little piece of Dublin going away from us” was how one customer described the final day of Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in its current guise. Th(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Seamus Callanan of Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That didn’t take too long. As Kilkenny and Tipperary take up positions for a fourth All-Ireland final in six years, it’s looking like last year’s hurl(...)

Reflected glory: the Ha’penny Bridge. Photograph: William Asanome/Getty

When such a scholarly, encyclopaedic exploration of our capital city as this highly readable new study by David Dickson is published, one benedictiont(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

Paul Jurgensen, former president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah, said they didn’t know Eamon Gilmore (above) “from Bozo the Clown”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A former president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah has accused Irish politicians(...)

More morose than Morse: Sean Rigby as PC Strange, Shaun Evans as Endeavour, Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday and Anton Lesser as Chief Supt Reginald Bright

A gentle, beautifully made whodunnit with nice costumes and no gory forensics is just right for a Sunday night, when you need to be diversted f(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We are striving to ensure equality for Catholics and Protestants in the North and in the South to amend our Constitution to modernise the way it refers to women and to grant equality to gay and lesbian citizens by 2016.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar told an all-male event in the American city of Savannah last night that Irish people everywhere should aspire to (...)