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Conner Habib: 'Unpredictability is what makes Ireland feel that things are still run by people, not by algorithm.' Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Outside my house, when the thick black and white street cat harasses the robin at its nest, I try to love them both. The robin – different here than i(...)

Fr Vincent Twomey: ‘Repentance begins with the courageous facing-up to the past and the frank acknowledgment of wrongdoing.’

A residential institution for children investigated by the Ryan Commission should be set aside as a memorial to the suffering of survivors, Fr Vincent(...)

What Gay Byrne’s upbringing produced in him, particularly when younger, was a very strait-laced, uptight man, something he recognised humorously in later life

One of the great ironies about Gay Byrne is that, while so many believe he was the wedge which opened a narrow, insular Ireland to the wider world, he(...)

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Waterford Institute of Technology When is open day?  Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd; 9am - 2pm   Web: wit.ie/openday2019. &nb(...)

Jubilant protesters  at  the Connemara Gateway hotel  outside Oughterard on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The first thing Barry Clifford did on Tuesday morning when he arrived at the former Connemara Gateway hotel outside Oughterard in Connemara was to sha(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

A shrine at the site of the Tuam babies graveyard. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

I recently interviewed Dimitra Trypani, a Greek composer whose work focuses on the wounds, melancholy, confusion, fear and instability that humans inf(...)

Leo Hallissey and Clare O’Toole: “We have created a place associated with kindness and creative, and beauty and welcome.” Photograph: Aoife Herriott

“He sits at the back of the room. He lurks around the edge of the gathering. He’s down the corridors somewhere, doing something. He’s a nice country f(...)

Bewley’s Barmbrack remains a timeless festive necessity.

This year the Halloween barmbracks made by Bewley’s to their 100-year-old recipe come wrapped in a handsome beeswax wrapper. The wraps, which can be u(...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

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