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RM Smyllie in 1949

It would be hard to imagine a less “typical” figure than the Irish Times editor RM Smyllie. He hit his tee shots with a nine iron. His speech was a bi(...)

High Island is home to a monastic settlement and an intact stone beehive hut.

THE BEEHIVE HUT Long before cities, towns and villages there were monastic settlements with dwellings built from slivers of stone assembled in a way(...)

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Hilda  Denroche on her marriage  to Peter Dudgeon

A first-hand account of the sinking of the RMS Leinster by the woman hailed as the incident’s heroine 100 years ago this week, has been published for (...)

Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

Murder weapon: In 1881, a man accused of murder in Monkstown didn’t own a razor, but preferred to go to a barber’s in Dublin. Photograph: Illustration/iStock

A labourer watched his neighbour, Fanny Collins, shouting insults through the window of her house at Monkstown Avenue, Dublin. As she stood at her bac(...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

‘RMS Leinster’: its sinking made headlines around the world.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German submarine in October 1918 resulted in the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever(...)

43 Upper George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire: one of the town’s oldest social clubs

One of Dún Laoghaire’s longest-running purpose-built social clubs is selling up after 130 years at 43 Upper George’s Street. The distinctive, large a(...)

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