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The dildo, which is  believed to have been owned by a wealthy Anglo-Irish household, challenges myths about Irish people being repressed, says Shawna Scott.

In 2017 an international collector purchased a 19th century ivory dildo from a Co Meath auctioneer, leaving Shawna Scott dejected. “It made my heart (...)

Is the low value people in Ireland appear to place on celebrities endorsing particular products a sign of ‘influencer fatigue’. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this month, Pricewatch found itself at a swish event to promote a brand of whiskey. While we were standing at the entrance swirling a spirit a(...)

Donal Skehan with the new Range Rover Evoque: "I feel so proud bringing Noah home here. It's such a beautiful place"

“When I was a child,” recalls celebrity food writer and TV presenter Donal Skehan, “I remember my grandfather having two cars - a good one that you we(...)

Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), which he also co-directed and choreographed

It’s 8am local time in Los Angeles, and Patricia Ward Kelly has already been out, walking her two rescue dogs, Isabella and Francesco. “Isabella is f(...)

 Atletico Madrid’s assistant coach German ‘Mono’ Burgos  gives instructions to Kieran Trippier  during their team’s training session at the Angeles de San Rafael sports facilities in Segovia, Spain. Photograph: Juan Jo Martin/EPA

Oscar Ortega has a reputation for being a bit of a sadist. Nicknamed El Profe, the teacher, he is part man, part myth, mixing fear, fascination and fo(...)

Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

Kate Nash relocated to Los Angeles and is now recording music and acting

Late in 2017, an article appeared on Buzzfeed with the headline: 33 Singers That Only Exist in the Mind of British Millennials. At No 9 was Kate Nash,(...)

This handout picture obtained courtesy of Rex Emerson taken shows broken bottles and other goods in a store in Lake Isabella, California after a 6.4 magnitude quake hit Southern California. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, about 175 km northeast of Los Angeles, the US Geologic(...)

No ‘influencers’: Jo Nicchi in his ice-cream truck. Photograph: Instagram/@cvtsoftserve

Customers at Joe Nicchi’s ice cream truck have increasingly had the same demand: give us your ice cream for free. CVT Soft Serve, a popular truck in (...)

Prof Dan Siegel (left), Senator Frances Black, Mary Lovegrove and Michael Griffith from Mindful Nation Ireland, and UK MP Chris Ruane

It seems like a big ask – expecting politicians to set aside daily time to meditate so that they can focus better on the multiple demands on their att(...)

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