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Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Fintan died sadly young in a car crash but when I think of him I instinctively remember the 1970 World Cup final and the two of us as kids, definitively on the wrong side of history. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images)

When required to reduce his 2014 concerts at Croke Park from five to three, Garth Brooks declined saying – somewhat controversially, you’d imagine, ba(...)

Michael Kiernan scores a drop goal to win the Triple Crown for Ireland in their match against England at Lansdowne Road in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grand Slams went beyond the consciousness of children in the 1980s – unseen heroics by Karl Mullen and Jack Kyle – but Triple Crowns were known artefa(...)

The mirrored room is lit by red neon strips, and I look around in awe as he explains how Shred and Tread worksPhotograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is before dawn on one of the shortest days of the year when I discover there is a line in the sand which I will not cross and it spells the word Zu(...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

A small number of tractors are blocking St Stephen’s Green in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Sarah Burns

A tractor protes caused traffic delays in Dublin city centre on Tuesday. A number of tractors, jeeps and trailers parked outside the Shelbourne Hotel (...)

Tractors parked around St Stephen’s Green during the second day of a protest by farmers. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Farmers lifted their blockade in Dublin city centre on Wednesday but vowed to escalate their protests if their demands are not met. Members of the 10(...)

“Treat it with respect. Don’t drink too much of it.” Glaswegian Dave Broom on whisky

To the Shelbourne hotel on a chilly November evening for the launch of a new film about Scotch whisky. No harm to that splendid institution, but Dubli(...)

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club  Meet the Chef dinner with Garry Hughes in the Constitution Suite at the Shelbourne hotel. Photographs: Tom Honan

Food Month at The Irish Times continues throughout November, and there are lots more events coming up that readers can get involved in, including an I(...)

Apple is due to report results on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Monday Results: Alphabet, Spotify. Indicators: Euro-zone loan growth and money supply (Sep); UK distributive trades (Oct); US wholesale inventori(...)

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