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Sissy Spacek Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

‘Hey there! How are you!” says Sissy Spacek, as if she has just come across an old friend in the shopping mall. We’ve never met; I’m half an hour late(...)

Shane Hickey was a student at St Mary’s secondary school, which  described him as a ‘gentle soul’ in a post on social media.

A teenager who died in a road traffic collision in Co Offaly while driving a tractor on Thursday night has been named locally as Shane Hickey. The th(...)

Tom Clonan’s son Eoghan with his  assistance dog Leahy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘We spend so much time fighting for our kids. Parents are made out to be the villains’: Parents of children with disabilities outline their constan(...)

Where did Christmas jumpers come from? How did they become so wildly popular? Is there any end to them? Who knows and no.  Photograph: iStock

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Yes, yes we are. It is time for our occasional Christmas A to Z full of random trivia and the occasional money sav(...)

President Michael D Higgins has previously expressed concern at a flurry of last-minute Bills. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the downsides of our annual festive splurge is the prospect of all those bills coming through the letterbox after Christmas. It’s the other wa(...)

Simon Young was best known as host of The Beatbox and Simon’s Saturday Choice.

Former RTÉ 2FM DJ Simon Young was described at his funeral as a kind and witty person as well as a deep thinker whose children always knew they were l(...)

Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1983: Paul Rutherford, Mark O’Toole, Brian Nash, Peter Gill and Holly Johnson. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty

Holly Johnson, singer I wanted to be provocative with the way Frankie Goes to Hollywood looked and for the lyrical content to be modern and edgy. We (...)

Katie McCabe: “We have come a long way. The relationship between ourselves and the FAI is absolutely fine. We are in a good place now.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Katie McCabe glides around subjects, from Pride Month to life at Arsenal to equal pay, in the same nimble fashion she captains the Republic of Ireland(...)

No matter where you are on the island, experienced runner Conor O'Keeffe has a route picked for you.  Please remember the maps be(...)

Cappeen Ringfort in  Co Cork. Photograph: National
Monuments Service

As our faith in fairies has receded in recent years, the fate of Ireland’s estimated 32,000 remaining ringforts has become increasingly perilous. Many(...)

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