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 John McGrath raises one of the local kids over his head in the Mbekweni township, close to Paarl city, the former home to World Champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

Ask John McGrath how far he’s come to speak at the GAA coaching conference in Croke Park on Saturday and you don’t get an answer: you get a philosophy(...)

ICG chief executive Eamonn Rothwell. Photograph:  Mac Innes Photography

Irish Continental Group (ICG) is spending more than €165 million on what will be the world’s biggest car ferry for its Dublin to Holyhead route. The (...)

Star gaze at Finn Lough forest domes in Co Fermanagh

The most read feature in travel in 2017 was not about some exotic location abroad, but 100 of the best places to stay in Ireland. It seems when it com(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

The conference heard that the lessons of Storm Ophelia needed to be absorbed in order to ensure vital infrastructure is more resilient. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Houses, including some large valuable private properties, will fall into the sea and it is not in the public interest to save them, a climate change c(...)

Theresa May and Arlene Foster: the DUP this week helped to kill the thing it purports to love – the power and prestige of Britain. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

It has never seemed more apt that perhaps the greatest work of English literature, William Shakespeare’s King Lear, is about the consequences of a cap(...)

Saoirse Ronan on Saturday Night Live. Image: Youtube

Let us get the rebuttal out of the way first. The unfunny Aer Lingus sketch on Saturday Night Live should cause no Irish person to have a conniption. (...)

Saoirse Ronan on Saturday Night Live. Image: Youtube

It was something of an Irish extravaganza on Saturday Night Live last night as actress Saoirse Ronan and rock band U2 took centre stage on the hit lat(...)

  La belle dame sans merci, by Arthur Hughes (detail)

It’s news to me, but according to a US almanac called School of the Seasons, November 30th in Ireland is a day when, traditionally, the dead go dancin(...)

Brine a chicken this week and I promise you you will be converted

Exactly one month to go to the biggest and most daunting roast dinner of the year. Yes, the time has come, and if it makes you feel just a little unco(...)

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