Number 32 Synge Street

George Bernard Shaw was born in Synge Street in 1856, and spent a famously unhappy childhood there. “Rich only in dreams, frightful and loveless in re(...)

Evening sunlight over Dublin Bay, as seen from the Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Even allowing for higher-than-average levels of sophistication in the south Dublin suburbs of Dalkey and Killiney, it seems remarkable that one of the(...)

Floral tribute to Savita Halappanavar at the George Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The group behind some of the most recognisable street art in Dublin have released a video documentary calling on the city council to radically change (...)

George Bernard Shaw. Photograph: Sasha/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the coverage of Robert Kennedy’s 50th anniversary, it was widely suggested that he was author of the famous phrase: “Some men see things as they ar(...)

It is to that great Dubliner George Bernard Shaw the quote “I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter”, is most frequent(...)

'If implemented properly a location tax would address dereliction and liberate millions of income tax payers from the heavy burden of excessive income tax.' Photograph: Getty Images

The wannabe Conor McGregor stares out the window from the Luas at the cut-stone walls of Grangegorman. He wears baby-blue Adidas and Nike combo, Moncl(...)

 Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Like anybody who has ever visited Paris, I have seen the Mona Lisa.  That’s to say, I have stood in the room where it hangs and have looked long (...)

Tahilla Cove Tahilla Sneem Co Kerry

An 11 acre plot of land near Sneem in Co Kerry was purchased in the 1930’s by Horace Roye, the English photographer whose nude portraits scandalised L(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and  and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their respective contributions to psychology and geology. Photo: John T Ohle Photography.

Irish academics Prof Malcolm MacLachlan and Prof John J. Walsh have been awarded gold medals by the Royal Irish Academy for their “world-renowned cont(...)

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