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Gay Byrne among the Aladdin’s Cave of toys that formed the backdrop for what continues to be the Late Late Toy Show.

In the analogue era, receiving RTÉ in most parts of Northern Ireland required an extra aerial. A symbol of reaching out for a signal from somewhere el(...)

Daniel Stewart. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Trailed two-hundred-and-seventy miles, Fought bitter gales hard, Swum turbulent showers, Blazed freezing chills, And now, I awake in Armagh. Abandone(...)

 Carlingford, Co Louth. A garda spokesman said: “The message to the visiting public is to enjoy their visit to Carlingford but to respect the village and it’s residents.” File photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Gardaí have warned visitors to the popular seaside resort of Carlingford over Easter to “respect the village” as they step up patrols amid fears of di(...)

Ruth Maguire from Newcastle, Co Down, who went  missing during a hen night in  Carlingford, Co Louth, on March 16th. Photograph : Facebook

The sister of a mother of three who died while on a hen night in Co Louth earlier this month has said her sister who lost her life didn’t really drink(...)

In Dublin, a male motorcyclist in his 40s died at about 7am on Monday in a single-vehicle collision at Whitestown Way in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five people were killed in four incidents on the roads over the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday weekend, continuing the trend of rising fatalities since(...)

The scene of the  single-vehicle crash on the R173 in Carlingford in which two people died. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick

Three people have died in two separate single-vehicle road collisions on Monday morning. Two men died following a single-car collision in Co Louth j(...)

While in London, Michael O’Shea would perform in Covent Garden and on the tube passageways of the West End. The instrument he is playing, which he called Mo Chara, was made out of a door he found in a skip. Photograph: Edward Graham Lewis

 “The music echoes in the emptiness. It reminds us where we came from and where we’re bound.” David Mutti Clark was referring to the blues in his(...)

Cooley Mountains, Co Louth

I met a young Frenchman high up on Croaghaun Mountain on Achill last August. He was just standing there, taking in the islands and shining sands, and (...)

 A defaced ‘Welcome to Northern Ireland’ sign is displayed on the Border in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Why is the Irish Border such a big deal with Brexit? The 499-kilometre border running from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle will become the only land (...)

Warnings about the threats to the constitutional integrity of the UK raised the political temperature in the Brexit negotiations and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier (above) has since the summer been trying to “de-dramatise” the backstop in order to resolve the last big remaining issue to agree a withdrawal treaty. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/ AFP/Getty Images

Two weeks. That is the time the UK has to present its own guarantee to avoid a hard Irish border and prevent negotiations slipping to a crunch EU summ(...)

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