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My sittingroom armchair was sacrosanct but the younger boy has begun to lay claim to it. Maybe I need to flee further, to a shed in the garden. Photograph: Getty Images

Cloffice is a terrible word but not a bad idea. The notion of an office in a closet is not immediately enticing; in fact it sounds like the work of th(...)

The Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frank discussion about the lack of Irish actors and productions in the Abbey Theatre has taken place between theatre management and a representative(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

Mason Lowe rides the bull Lunatic during a Professional Bull Riders competition last year in St Louis. Photograph: Keith Gillett/AP

A professional bull rider has died as a result of injuries sustained in a competition in Denver. Professional Bull Riders (PBR) confirmed in a state(...)

The Royal National Theatre in London: “A national theatre isn’t just an organisation that puts on plays. It is also a symbol.” Photograph: Scott E Barbour/Getty

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to (...)

 Robert Ballagh:  his assertion that “practically every national cultural institution is being managed by an outsider” is “incorrect”, said a spokesperson for Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, has said she “very much regrets” the nationality of the directors of the Abbey Theatre being highlighted in(...)

A construction worker lays a row of bricks on the Cairn Homes Plc Marianella residential construction site in Dublin in November 2016. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Listed builders here will offer about 2,000 new homes for sale or rent this year, some 9 per cent of the total 22,000 dwellings that are expected to b(...)

The hotel redevelopment of the site is expected to “transform this area, encouraging tourist footfall and general retail activity in the surrounding area”.

Fitzwilliam Real Estate Properties, the development company chaired by solicitor Noel Smyth, has lodged a commencement notice in respect of a €55 mill(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

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