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The last of the five Theatre Royals was demolished in 1962. Photograph: Eason Collection/National Library  of Ireland

During this decade of anniversaries, we are often told that Dublin used be the second city of the United Kingdom. And it was, for about five decades. (...)

The past was even worse than now. You can still see the wounds that history has inflicted on Dublin, Ciarán Behan tells me on a chilly evening stroll (...)

A   CCTV image issued by Essex Police dated 23/10/19 of the trailer being taken off the ship at the Port of Purfleet, which was shown at the Old Bailey, London, during the trial. Photograph: PA

Victims of an alleged people-smuggling gang desperately pleaded for the doors of a lorry container to be opened before all 39 of them suffocated, a co(...)

A woman in a face mask in London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Millions of people in London are set to face tougher coronavirus restrictions banning households mixing indoors, but a political row has meant no deci(...)

A court artist sketch of  Eamonn Harrison  at the Old Bailey in London. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

A man recorded a final message to his wife and children, saying: “I’m sorry. I cannot take care of you”, as he suffocated in the back of a lorry with (...)

Irish haulier Thomas Maher: admitted drug trafficking and money laundering. Photograph: National Crime Agency /PA Wire

An Irish haulage contractor is facing a long jail term in the UK after admitting trafficking drugs and money laundering, a court heard. Thomas Maher (...)

Fine Gael councillor Kenny Egan has resigned the party whip. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Councillor and former Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan has resigned the party whip after breaching public health guidelines earlier this mont(...)

Donald Trump: an uncharacteristic outburst of humility. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Sharing your name with a famous person presents certain challenges. Just ask any Sinead O’Connor. Imagine endless strangers asking when you stopped sh(...)

Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon with promoter Eddie Hearn at a press conference in Essex prior to their rematch on Saturday night. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Inpho

Undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor is confident of “shutting up” her critics when she defends her titles in the rematch against Delfin(...)

Browne’s Hill House, Co Carlow: Sits on five acres of grounds that include a large enclosed courtyard with  buildings.

For most people in Carlow, the name Browne’s Hill is synonymous with the mighty dolmen that stands just outside the town. The Browne’s Hill Dolmen, wh(...)

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