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Paul Howard and his creation, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It was a means of getting under their skin,” remembers Paul Howard of his decision to invent an insufferably privileged, monstrously egotistical lion(...)

Sir Richard Attenborough art work on Dublin’s South Circular Road. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Free outdoor screenings of the acclaimed David Attenborough documentary Our Planet will be staged in Dublin next month to support the campaign for urg(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIS(...)

Many Leaving Cert students are still uncertain where their academic interests lie, and often proceed to third-level out of the fear of being left behind or losing contact with their peer group. Photograph: iStock

It may come as a surprise to many parents and students, but I often recommend that students who have secured an offer from the CAO of one of their cou(...)

61 Wynberg Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin Four-bedroom semi-detached house in a popular location close to schools and UCD. About 178sq m including a larg(...)

34 Donnybrook Manor, Dublin 4: 79sq m of accommodation includes a conservatory

34 Donnybrook Manor, Dublin 4 Three-bedroom, end-of-terrace house in a popular scheme off Belmont Avenue. About 79sq m of accommodation including a c(...)

Sutton Park in Dublin 13 is the second most expensive private school for day pupils, with fees of €7,900 a year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €90 million last year, according to official figures. The vast bulk of this sum went on salaries(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is  said to be examining how to further restrict possibilities for local objections. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Developers seeking to avail of fast-track planning may be given just one year to start building or risk losing their permission. Minister for Housing(...)

Cider can claim to be one of the most ancient Irish drinks of all. Photograph: iStock Cider can claim to be one of the most ancient Irish drinks of all. Photograph: iStock

We hear a lot about local spirit and beer producers, but possibly the most Irish drink of all is cider (and we are talking about craft cider here) whi(...)

A Google Maps view of the corner of Park Avenue and Blackrock Road

A coroner has recommended that all local authorities carry out a review of their road infrastructure following any fatal road traffic collision, after(...)

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