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U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

Intermittent fasting diets: Skipping breakfast and morning snacks and  eating between 12pm and 8pm seems to be a popular choice. Photograph: iStock

Have you enjoyed the festivities so far? Hopefully, a soupçon of hedonism hasn’t gone amiss, with more to come on New Year’s Eve. January i(...)

Karen Underwood said she was angry about the request and that it would not have been asked of a heterosexual married couple

Irish Rail has apologised to a married lesbian couple after they were asked for proof of their marriage or civil partnership to buy tickets. Mary McN(...)

Aer Lingus also operates a daily non-stop service to San Francisco

United Airlines has announced a new year-round daily non-stop service between Dublin and San Francisco. The new route, which will commence in early J(...)

Harvey Weinstein leaves Manhattan Criminal Court, using a walker, following a hearing on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

A $25 million (€22.5 million) settlement to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s b(...)

‘We’d be surrounded by death every week,’ says funeral director David McGowan. ‘It’s normal’

Blessed with a naturally sympathetic face, and a soft, consoling, baritone voice, David McGowan makes for an effortlessly reassuring figure. That’s j(...)

Doireann Markham from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon now lives in Chicago. ‘Get thee to Firecakes Donuts for the sugar bump to beat that afternoon slump’
Welcome to my place . . . Chicago
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  • December 8, 2019, 06:01

Doireann Markham is from Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. After graduating from UCD, she went to Chicago on the J1 work and travel visa, to experience life (...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Dáirine Ní Mheadhra at the Distillery District in Toronto.

I remember exactly where I was when I felt the first pull of homesickness. I was visiting Ireland in October 2013 and staying at the Morrison Hotel in(...)

Writer Raymond Chandler. Photograph: Ralph Crane//Time Life Pictures/Getty

Raymond Chandler, the quintessential crime writer, master of the noir genre, is remembered as chronicler of the grimy underside of rapidly expanding m(...)

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