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President Michael D Higgins at the announcement of  his arts initiative at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Material things are not important to me,” President Michael D Higgins said on Thursday when asked about Joan Freeman’s inclusion of him among the mil(...)

Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin,  in September 2006.

“Men like fat, cuddly women. Men like women without make-up. Men like women in midi-length clothes. Everyone looks better in summer than winter. Pregn(...)

Aithneoidh léitheoirí de chuid an cholúin seo ainm Declan Collinge. Is minic é ag scríobh sa pharóiste seo agus is fada i mbun pinn é. Múinteoir agu(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

A retelling of King Lear set in a corrupt, contemporary India. A young Finnish girl’s bleakly funny immigrant childhood. A Trinity graduate’s languid (...)

Leo Varadkar with Dick Spring after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid presentation. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish delegation had made their pitch for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and by all accounts, it had gone very well. So as they sat on the podium in a L(...)

An impressive debut by Preti Taneja

“Nothing will come of nothing,” King Lear warns his soon-to-be outcast youngest daughter Cordelia after she refuses to flatter him like her sisters. S(...)

I’m just “an ordinary man,/Who desires nothing more than an ordinary chance,/ to live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants . . ./An ave(...)

Actor John Hurt attending  has died aged 77. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Time travel with Dr Who, an incarnation of which John Hurt played in 2013, to any year in the past four and a half decades and you’ll find yourself cl(...)

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