The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Former British Labour Party MP and author Chris Mullin will speak about the lessons that can be learned from the case of the Birmingham Six at a summe(...)

“Mostly estate agents play no more fast and loose with words than other professions.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Over the past month or so I have been spending a lot of time with everyone’s least favourite professionals. Our house is up for sale and alternative h(...)

 Laurelmere, the recently restored cottage, at Marley Park. Photograph: Eric Luke

Abandoned for years, Laurelmere, the charming two-storey cottage in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, has been restored by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co Counci(...)

Semi-detached family home in Dún Laoghaire, standing at 167sq m (1797sq ft), has an asking price of €975,000

Abbie Walsh and actuary husband Enda purchased 31 Clarinda Park West five years ago. “The plumbing and wiring had been completed by previous owners b(...)

Con Devlin, who has died aged 79, was a master printer and typesetter. He had served a rigorous apprenticeship as a Monotype keyboard operator. Yet by(...)

Bethel Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Address: Bethel Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow Agent: McGovern Estates Built in 1820 as part of the La Touche Estate, this house has been divided int(...)

Sean O’Donnell from Co Mayo. The young farmer is chairman of a local farmer discussion group and is also involved with his local football club

Mayo may not have got to the All-Ireland football final this year, but the county claimed the top prize for young farmers last night. Seán O’Donnell (...)

Vikings: the television series stars Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel

It is a scene familiar from every primary-school history book. A horde of long-haired, sword-wielding, fearsome-looking foreign marauders run amok (...)

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The best dystopian novels are really about the societies in which they are written and not exercises in futurology

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper spontaneously ignites. It inspired the title of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a future in which firemen (...)