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The dayglo quartet: Matt, Noel, Paul and Prue.  Much has changed since the early days of The Great British Bake Off. Paul Hollywood’s hair, for one, has  become even more eye-burningly white, the whitest white you have ever seen.

The Great British Bake Off is back. Although for many housebounds “Bake Off” is just what they call 2020. Yes, much has changed since the last season.(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

Civil War politics began in the surroundings of what is now the National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace and has ended 98 years later at the Convent(...)

Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera. Photograph: Getty/Irish Times

If Wednesday’s historic announcement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael marked the end of Civil War politics, its beginnings can be traced to a vote on(...)

Get tickets for Donal Lunny, TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, Ímar and Kern

Sunday 23rd Dónal Lunny, Máirtín O’Connor, Nell Ní Chróinín, Strung, Eoin O’Riabhaigh & Johnny McCarthy and the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestr(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, Social Democrats joint leader Róisín Shortall, Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, host  Claire Byrne, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Solidarity People Before Profit politician Richard Boyd Barrett and Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin, assemble for the seven-way RTÉ leaders pre-election debate at the National University of Ireland Galway. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Seven leaders stand in a row at podiums looking like they’re at the starting line of the world’s most tedious Segway race. RTÉ assembled them here at&(...)

Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosted a garden party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of Douglas Hyde on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells.

The provision of services for the Irish language or through the medium of Irish does not need to be excused or justified, President Michael D Higgins (...)

 ‘Class and ideology have clearly always been central to Irish housing policy.’ Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

On April 29th, 1949, Timothy Murphy, the Labour Party minister for local government, died suddenly while he was addressing an interparty meeting in Fe(...)

British ambassador to Ireland Lord Rugby, Irish president Seán T Kelly, British prime minister Clement Atlee and presidential secretary Michael McDunphy in 1948

Over the last year new attention has focused on the idea of Irish unity. Sinn Féin has called for a Border poll, reunification has become a subject of(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Simon Coveney at the launch of his policy document in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael should be a party for everyone which “seeks to unite rather than divide”. Mr Coveney, who trail(...)

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