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Sidney Poitier: the groundbreaking actor has died aged 94. Photograph: Tommaso Boddi/Getty

In the late 1960s, when black actors still struggled for mainstream recognition, Sidney Poitier, who has died in the Bahamas at the age of 94, managed(...)

Protesters drag  a fish trawler through Dublin city centre calling for better protection for Ireland’s oceans and marine life.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Extinction Rebellion protesters and other environmental activists dragged a fish trawler through Dublin city centre on Monday calling for better prote(...)

Gordon Lawlor, managing director of Circle K Ireland, which has announced an agreement to acquire 10 Griffin Group convenience stores in Dublin.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Canadian-owned forecourts group Circle K is seeking to open standalone convenience retail outlets in cities around Ireland after striking its first su(...)

Shoppers have a panoramic view based on the shop floor of Kilkenny Design’s flagship shop in Dublin’s Nassau Street.  They can move between different sections, with products displayed on virtual racks and shelves.

Luxury retailer Kilkenny Design has officially opened a new virtual reality store as ongoing travel restrictions, especially from the US and Japanese (...)

Thundering Nights ridden by jockey Shane Crosse (right) wins the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes from Ryan Moore on Santa Barbara at the Curragh. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Joseph O’Brien got the better of his father, Aidan, at the Curragh on Sunday where Thundering Nights emerged best in the Group One feature. The Shane (...)

The Squad included Vinny Byrne (standing, left), a group of assassins assembled by Michael Collins

The so-called “Squad” was a group of assassins assembled by Michael Collins, several of whom played key roles in a series of assassinations on the mor(...)

An artist’s impression of the plans. Image: Dublin City Council

Plans to double the size of the proposed College Green plaza, extending the traffic-free zone to South Great George’s Street, will be published by Dub(...)

Roddy Doyle: “Slagging is virtually always very affectionate.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

The writer discovered this because, when he started writing The Commitments, he knew it was good. But No matter when or where his work is set, Doyl(...)

The journey to college is never easy, but Trinity College Dublin is making attempts to smooth the road for students and staff with an application for (...)

William Francis Cooper loved railways and dedicated his free time to building a model railway in the attic of the family home in Raheny.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

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