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A fallow deer in the park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In Ireland’s largest urban park – currently buzzing with wildlife – biodiversity expert Leif Murray explains why the birds seem to be singing loude(...)

Yes to equality: Panti Bliss (Rory O'Neill) in the courtyard at Dublin Castle on May 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFERENDUM THAT CHANGED HOW WE SAW OURSELVES, SOME OF THE ACTIVISTS INVOLVED REVISIT THAT TIME It’s a diffe(...)

Postman of 15 years Joe McDonald   meets many people in isolation and cocooning at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Helping isolated people comes naturally to most postal workers. “You’ll always get people who are lonely and all they’ll be looking for a bit of conve(...)

George Best celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal during the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. Photograph:   Popperfoto/Getty Images

Maybe the price sports writing pays for daily beat writers whose job is volume and speed as much as reflection is that points of difference between va(...)

Five Guys a Week:  the female point at the middle of the aforementioned pentagram of love is Amy, a ‘thirty-something’. She says this phrase in a manner that makes me think that she genuinely doesn’t know exactly what age she is

The crisis in heterosexuality is well under way now. Young straight people have apparently completely forgotten how to do sex. Consequently their pare(...)

Waterford Distillery founder Mark Reynier: “Almost all Irish whiskey comes from three distilleries, so while there may be over 100 labels on display at Dublin airport, most of it comes from the same few sources.”

The Irish whiskey sector generally likes to portray itself as one big happy family. There may be intense competition between the various players, but(...)

Traffic passing through Glen o’ the Downs. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

A proposed upgrade of the M11 motorway through Co Wicklow will devastate some of the county’s most important protected buildings, historic gardens and(...)

 Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Armagh SFC final: Crossmaglen Rangers 2-18 Ballymacnab 2-9 A dramatic second-half turnaround during which they produced an electrifying scoring burst(...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

Actor Barry Fitzgerald taken  on the set of John Ford’s film ‘The Quiet Man’ in Co Mayo around 1951. Photograph: The Irish Times

Barry Fitzgerald was a man with a talent for creating conundrums for the good people at the Academy. Not only did he cause an upset by being nominated(...)

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