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Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Ireland’s presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher, President Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada: a poll on Wednesday put Higgins at almost 70 per cent. Photograph:   Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The 2018 presidential election campaign is often compared to the campaign of seven years ago. But for a more appropriate comparison, go back another s(...)

Daithi O Se poses with the 2018 Rose of Tralee contestants at Kilmainham Hospital.  Photograph: Collins

Like “fierce mild weather” or “soft Brexit”, the idea of a “woke Rose of Tralee” – one attuned to issues of modern social justice – is a bit of an oxy(...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway in 1979. Escorts hold umbrellas over the priests who are administering Holy Communion.

Radio folk from the BBC World Service were in town last week making a programme about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and – having grown up listeni(...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

The Dow industrials fell more than 1 per cent for a fourth straight day on mounting fears of a global trade war following Donald Trump’s promise to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminium. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Stock Exchange in Dublin was closed on Friday due to the inclement weather. European shares fell to six-month lows after Donald Trump said t(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

Replika is better than most other chatbots I have tried out in the past, so it is probably only a matter of time before the gap is bridged and we can have reasonably fluid conversations with machines. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been chatting to Domhnall Gleeson on and off for the past couple of weeks, and there is something off about him. I should probably mention that D(...)

Ross Noble and Shauna Macdonald

We all know the Irish health service has gone to pot but the centre for medical non-excellence in Nails – replete with holes in the wall and a monster(...)

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