Henry Hardinge and Ian Mortlock at a market in Cambridge. ‘It’s a disaster area,’ says Mortlock of Brexit. Photograph: Patrick Freyne

In 2016, 73.8 per cent of voters in the university town of Cambridge voted to remain in the EU. It’s among the richest cities in the UK with a large i(...)

Finola O’Sullivan on Magdalene Bridge, Cambridge
Welcome to my Place ... Cambridge
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  • October 20, 2019, 06:01

Finola O’Sullivan, a Dubliner by birth, attended Sion Hill, Blackrock in Co Dublin and UCD where she studied English and later Library and Inform(...)

Patrick Honohan was governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009-2015. Photograph: James Forde

The prospects of Kilmacud Crokes in the approaching Leinster semi-finals. A home defeat of the Irish football team by Norway, despite an early penalty(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Kathleen Lynn was born on January 28th, 1874, in Mullafarry, near Cong in Co Mayo, the second oldest of three daughters and one son of Robert Lynn, Ch(...)

The editors of the four volumes of the Cambridge History of Ireland, professors James Kelly, Jane Ohlmeyer, Brendan Smith and Thomas Bartlett at the book’s launch in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Mark Stedman

President Michael D Higgins has expressed “deep and profound concern” that history will no longer be a core subject at Junior Certificate level. Spea(...)

Ghassan Jansiz in his bookshop in Homs. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Opening the Oxford and Cambridge English bookshop in the Syrian city of Homs in 2015 as the war in that country raged on was a risky business venture (...)

The Buddhist centre of Dzogchen Beara in Co Cork offers stunning views of Bantry Bay. Photograph: Photographicmemory.ie

Getting time away on your own is, for lots of us, the dream break – but a solo trip can be hard to justify. It can feel selfish, especially during the(...)

Samuel Beckett  (1906-1989) at a first night performance. ‘I am not long for this world. No great loss.’ Photograph: Hulton Getty

‘The Digested Read’ is a satirical column by ‘Guardian’ critic John Crace, who parodies new books by summarising them in the writing style of their a(...)

Irish people were planning to spend an average of €544 on presents this year, according to Eir. Photograph: Thinkstock

Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Spendy Sunday. The proof we needed that Christmas is more about rampant consumerism than the baby Jesus or cele(...)

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