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‘I’m there, ‘Honor, do you genuinely believe I’m capable of scraping a pass?’ ’

Sorcha sometimes has that nightmare – you may have had it yourselves – where she’s about to sit an exam and she realises she hasn’t studied for it and(...)

The old dear goes, 'Ben is in futures, Ross. Explain to him what it is you do, Ben.' Illustration: Alan Clarke

I walk into the kitchen to find the old man sitting at the island, reading The Irish Times in his famous brown dressing gown with the split up the fro(...)

Principal of Ballyhackett Primary School  Gráinne McIlvar with teacher Kathleen McGinley and pupils. Photograph: Steven McAuley

At Ballyhackett Primary School outside Castlerock, Co Derry, religion is low on the pupils’ list of priorities. “I know the religion of some of my fr(...)

‘The airport? I don’t know where you get your ideas from!’

Sorcha is busy baking. Yeah, no, Mount Anville are planning to create a giant school logo made up of thousands and thousands of green and white, glute(...)

Jeanette Warke wonders what the Troubles were all about – ‘Some say it was about a united Ireland. There’s no united Ireland.’ Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

In 1969, I was 25 and I had two children and was living at 16 Mountjoy Street. It was near where I was reared. We had a great childhood growing up in (...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘It’s been a long day: seven hours of riding into a headwind. A pocket of daylight remains.’  Photograph: Lily Duffield

Drip, drop, drip. Pitter, patter, pit . . . eyes creak open, contracting from black to ice blue, as I begin to gather sense. I check my watch: it’s 5(...)

Then taoiseach Albert Reynolds shakes hands with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and SDLP’s John Hume outside Government Buildings on September 6th, 1994. Hume and Adams began a dialogue in 1993. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

This week the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Proni) is releasing files mainly relating to 1993 as a result of a decision by legislative ord(...)

Rory McIlroy  on the 17th tee during practice   for the Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Co Donegal. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

A miracle? Not quite, but while links courses all over Ireland have turned into a scorched brown of late, the Glashedy Links – which will test the sho(...)

The best burger in Ireland is to be found at The Hungry Moose in Kilkenny

The best burgers in Ireland can be found at the Hungry Moose in Kilkenny, a partially crowdfunded restaurant opened last December by a chef who has co(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

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