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She plays on through the scene where Maria, the girl from the Catholic Gaelscoil, falls in love with Tony, the heathen boy from the mixed school where the children are taught to respect all religions

These are the moments you dream about as a parent. We’re sitting in the concert hall in Mount Anville with three or four hundred other moms and dads, (...)

Seaview, St Alban’s, Newtownsmith, Sandycove

Seaview, St Alban’s, Newtownsmith, Sandycove Seaview, a house on the seafront in Sandycove, lives up to its name: it has clear views from three floo(...)

I used to think God put me on this planet to win Heineken Cups and Six Nations championships. I was wrong

‘Come on, Ross!” Sorcha goes. “Where’s the horm?” I’m there, “It just feels like, I don’t know, spying? ” “Don’t be ridiculous – this is our actual (...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

The success of the Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo can be seen in the hundreds of Irish people who take to the route every week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three significant occurrences in the past seven years have turned cycling in Ireland into a more popular activity. They are the Dublin Bikes scheme in(...)

South Side Story is a musical set in Dublin’s prosperous southern suburbs and explores the bitter gang rivalry between the children from Educate As One, a multi-denominational school in Sandycove, and Gaelscoil Naomh Eithne, a Catholic National School in Glasthule.

I walk into the orangery and I find my daughter sitting at the upright piano. I realize that’s the most middle-class sentence I’ve ever written, but i(...)

A Garda spokesman said it was not believed her body had been in the water for long. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify a woman whose body was discovered on a beach in south Dublin. Her body was found on Thursd(...)

Workmen repair the windows of shops near the scene of the Istiklal Street attack. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

For decades Turkey has been a prime tourist destination for Irish sunseekers. But a spate of bombings, the latest in Istanbul on Saturday where a bl(...)

Just above the point where Lower Albert Road meets Sandycove village, number 80 is a double-fronted mid-terrace, with off-street parking for two or t(...)

Bijou, attractive, detached: 2 St Margaret’s Close, just off Castlepark Road in Dalkey, is a sweet proposition. The small redbrick house is on a quie(...)

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