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An Bord Pleanála overturned the council’s ruling on the grounds the proposed hostel would “contribute positively to the animation of the area and will provide an active use in itself”.

A firm trading as Abbey Limited has secured planning for a nine-storey, 560-bed tourism hostel on Abbey Street in Dublin. The development will see th(...)

Anja Bakker hopes to get to meet Pope Francis and set out her views on how women are treated around the world.

Hannibal did it over 2,000 years ago with an army and elephants but now an adopted Irish woman is about to cross the Alps and march to Rome with a har(...)

Former Whitehouse communications director  Anthony Scaramucci holding a press conference in July 2017. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville is leading the line up on this week’s show. The Bafta, Gold(...)

A St Patrick’s Day parade making its way  down  O’Connell Street, Dublin

Festival frenzy With more than 30 events taking place, this year’s St Patrick’s festivities have something for everyone. The “big” parade kicks off (...)

Bedroom details from Hunter’s Yard, Kilkenny.

If you haven’t stayed in a hotel lately, you are in for a big surprise. All over Ireland hotels are refurbishing and renovating after 10 languid years(...)

Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Graham McLaren favours the pleasures of kitsch over the ache of nostalgia

★★★ The easiest way to describe Les Belles-soeurs, Michel Tremblay’s groundbreaking piece from 1968, is as a play for voices. In Quebec, where its 15(...)

Cliodhna Sargent returned to action for Cork Harlequins in November following the birth of her son. Photograph: Cathal Coonan/Inpho

After lengthy absences, two of Irish hockey’s most experienced players have returned to the international set-up. Cliodhna Sargent and Megan Frazer, (...)

Ballymaloe will host special Chateau Feely wine event

Chateau Feely wine dinner at Ballymaloe For wine lovers, the Chateau Feely wine event (February 15th) will allow you to experience the renowned Allen(...)

Ney York stock exchange. Equity indices climbed higher after a rocky start on Tuesday.

The Iseq stock market index in Dublin this afternoon has begun to reverse earlier sharp declines, after markets in the US staged a partial recovery th(...)

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