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Actor Cillian Murphy: he ends up talking about himself quite a bit , from his youthful musical endeavours and early breaks to the demands of his profession and his best known roles

Almost from the start, Ireland’s shared history with the United States has been accompanied by a sense of bafflement. Back in 1887, Oscar Wilde was re(...)

“A period of nine months was  allowed to elapse – apparently standard over there, as if to mirror the gestation process that precedes life’s other extreme – before they held a public memorial service”

Browsing Twitter a while ago, I read an announcement from an English magazine editor about a colleague who had “sadly died”. I was, as we say in these(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Antrim came in for the most ire from Irish Times readers

What is the most overrated and underwhelming tourist attraction you have ever visited? That was the simple question we posted on social media platfo(...)

Two participants in Saturday’s rally by the Pro Life Campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

Thousands attended an anti-abortion rally in Dublin on Saturday which encouraged people to ‘Celebrate the 8th’ Amendment of the Constitution which pro(...)

Newly-elected TD Gino Kenny of Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit speaking to people at Neilstown shopping centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Mary Kenny (77), mother of new TD Gino Kenny, moved to the suburb of Neilstown, west Dublin, in 1978, there was “nothing here”, she says. She and(...)

‘The world doesn’t seem to understand that there really are people who are content to live alone.’ Ann Widdecombe in Belfast last week. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

At 8am in a Belfast hotel, Ann Widdecombe, who the night before was participating in the Belfast Book Festival, is already looking bright and breez(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

Women on the platfrom of Connolly Station, Dublin, in 1971, prior to boarding the Belfast train to travel to buy contraceptives, which were illegal in the Republic at the time. Photograph: The Irish Times

In 1913, 100 years ago, Irish feminists were poised between two momentous events: the passage of the Third Home Rule Bill through the UK parlia(...)

Half way to Ballybunion we break the journey at the home of my friend’s parents. A coffee maker, the kind that gurgles and splutters for an age(...)

A file image of broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, who was presented with the inaugural Mary Cummins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media. Photograph: The Irish Times

Hell was mentioned twice this last weekend in Ballybunion, Co Kerry, where the inaugural Women in Media event was held. It was first evoked by Sinn(...)

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