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An evening swim in the clear waters of Sweden’s Bohuslän archipelago. Photograph: Clive  Tompsett/imagebank.sweden.se

From floating hotels and crayfish feasts to kayak expeditions and secluded island retreats, exploring Sweden’s Bohuslän archipelago is a pure connecti(...)

Ikea shift: Conor Pope during his day at the Dublin store. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Well, what the f**k are you doing in all that yellow then?” snarls the angriest man in Ikea after I tell him I don’t know where the returns departmen(...)

Mosney refugee reception centre in county Meath. Figures for mid-February show 6,290 people living in direct provision centres scattered around the country.

In March 2000, at the dawn of Ireland’s direct provision system, the Department of Justice issued a detailed statement on how it saw the future. In t(...)

underCURRENT: the camp cabaret spans burlesque, dance, drag and live music. Photograph: Eddie Kavanagh

The City of Dublin Working Men’s Club, established more than one hundred years ago, historically catered to the brewers, dockers, drovers and others e(...)

Kristina McElroy and Yomiko Chen: On McElroy’s 65th birthday, she was delighted to be a finalist in a UCD young fashion designer’s competition. Her design, a pink party dress, had an Japanese style obi belt. Photograph: Lilly Rose

Kristina McElroy has been drawn to the colour brown these past few months. It was big at the Paris fabric show she visited last year. Since then it’s (...)

Safe for now: Lansdowne House, Brian Hogan’s Ballsbridge office block, is so distinctive it should be a protected structure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Architects may ‘have a vested interest in knocking things down’, but for Brian Hogan, Dublin’s most prolific commercial architect for three decades,(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Mozambique, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

A preliminary investigation by management company KPM uncovered a range of potential fire safety issues at Simonsridge. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade has ordered the developer of a 632-unit boom-time apartment development to conduct a full fire-safety review after concerns were r(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

A family from Syria in the direct provision centre on Abbey Street in Ballyhaunis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A surge in the numbers of asylum seekers living in direct provision saw the fees paid to private firms operating the network of centres across the cou(...)

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