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Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

When it decides to show up, there is nothing better in the world than an Irish summer. Even when it doesn’t, with a strong will, a flask of tea and en(...)

Quentin Tarantino and Brandy

Shut out of the Palm Dog To the Palm Dog! For the past 10 years or so, we have enjoyed reporting on this eccentric award – honouring the year’s best (...)

Three-year-old Conor Maverick with Swampy, the turtle, at their home in Monkstown Farm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Residents of the Monkstown Farm area of south Dublin may recognise Marc and Suzie Kenny’s house on Oliver Plunkett Road. The former council house has (...)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a vast improvement on the exhausting The Hateful Eight

Here it is, 25 years to the day since Pulp Fiction Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pit(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Sri Lanka’s past is one that is blood-soaked with violent chapters. On Sunday, another bloody chapter was added to the island’s history. A country of(...)

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for beaches: Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Photograph: TripAdvisor

Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, Co Cork has been named the best beach in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice awards for beaches. Second (...)

Actor Cillian Murphy is to narrate a three-part documentary version of Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The best selling and award winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press is to be made into a TV series for broadcast next year wit(...)

High temperatures recorded in the Palm House

The numbers tell their own story. The meteorological station at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin in Dublin recorded that 5.3mls of rainfall f(...)

50 of the best picnic spots in Ireland: nothing says summer like cheese and onion crisps with an optional sprinkling of sand and a spectacular view of coast, waterfall, lighthouse or forest. Photograph: E+/Getty

The French invented picnics. The Australians professionalised them, adding high-tech portable barbecues, 13 kinds of posh hummus, and sun shades so co(...)

Tomorrow, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, that sacred space in time when Christians follow the steps of Jesus and his followers toward (...)

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