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Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

Irish Rail said one train driver failed a test over the past three years, and ‘is no longer employed in a safety-critical role’. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Luas have all sacked or sanctioned drivers over the past three years for failing alcohol and drugs tests. Irish Rail said (...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

 Johnny  Sexton kicking through to set up Peter O’Mahony for  Ireland’s second try against Russia in Kobe City. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s utter reliance on Johnny Sexton is a conundrum for 2020. It is Andy Farrell’s problem ahead of next season’s Six Nations. Right now, right h(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Seán Bán Breathnach: “I was lucky,” he declares more than once

“Oh, another thing I shouldn’t have done: I lay on a bed of nails,” Seán Bán Breathnach (SBB) confesses, alluding to the time when, for the gaiety of (...)

Menton House, a three-bedroom terraced period house in Skerries, Co Dublin, sold for its asking price of €525,000

Menton House, 9 New Street, Skerries, Co Dublin   Light-filled three-bedroom terraced period house with about 120sq m (1,292sq ft) of living spac(...)

False tanning can be a minefield, but it is always preferable to the real thing. The change in our skin’s pigment after sun exposure, even when we fin(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

The banner on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Conor Pope

Croatian soccer fans have paid tribute to a supporter of Hajduk Split FC who died at the weekend by erecting a banner in Dublin city centre. The ban(...)

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