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Tom McGrath, owner of the Black Sheep pub, on a run in New York on August 3rd this year. Photograph: Monique Jaques/The New York Times

The Black Sheep pub in Midtown was crowded as usual on a recent Friday night, but there was a sense of urgency in the air. Regulars periodically put d(...)

Eoin Cannon as Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes The Musical.

One doesn’t so much have a conversation with Malachy McCourt as furnish him with an audience. To chat with him is to be pelted with brilliant one-line(...)

Bryan O’Sullivan and his husband, James O’Neill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When an Irish, London-based interior design outfit was tasked with reinventing part of the five-star Berkeley Hotel, the bar, as it were, was high. Th(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg  on board the Malizia II  yacht at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth on Tuesday, ahead of her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN climate action summit next month. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

September will be a landmark month for global commitments to address the climate crisis. Countries that ratified the Paris Agreement have been summone(...)

In a Word . . .

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. It’s time we marketed the Irish summer abroad. Yes, as in “Come to lovely Ireland, where the humidity is negli(...)

Financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2017. File photograph: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/Reuters

Jeffrey Epstein’s death has been ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office in New York said on Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell a(...)

Daniel Mullan served a five-year prison sentence for abusing a young boy in Co Mayo in the 1990s. Photograph: Ireland International News Agency

A man extradited from Ireland to the US on Thursday has been accused by senior US law enforcement officials of abusing children for decades, “robbing (...)

Pádraig O’Dea: ‘People have been so kind. They have helped us pitch the tents, given us tips of the best routes and places to go’

When Pádraig O’Dea was learning to ride a bicycle in his home town of Tullamore, Co Offaly, more than 50 years ago, he never imagined that his ability(...)

Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

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