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Dr Sindy Joyce has been appointed to the Council of State. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A member of the Traveller community appointed by President Michael D Higgins as one of his advisers sees her new role as a rebuke to attacks on her co(...)

Seán Bán Breathnach: “I was lucky,” he declares more than once

“Oh, another thing I shouldn’t have done: I lay on a bed of nails,” Seán Bán Breathnach (SBB) confesses, alluding to the time when, for the gaiety of (...)

Domestic questions that are burning and unanswerable in more or less equal measure are a staple of social media. This week, it was towels. Specificall(...)

Catherine Cleary with some of her plastic-free purchases. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a muscle memory for opening the lid on a glass milk bottle. You press down with your thumb firmly enough to dimple the foil but gently enough(...)

Congressman Brendan Boyle:  “The Good Friday [Belfast] Agreement is one of the great foreign policy achievements of the 20th century. It eliminated the hard border that then existed between Northern Ireland the rest of Ireland. Now Brexit threatens this.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is due to travel to Washington DC next week where he will meet key figures in the Irish-American caucus on Capitol Hill amid gr(...)

Keep surfaces clean and rooms well ventilated. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s mid-January and most of us are either successfully winning with our New Year’s resolutions or floundering at the half-way line and wondering whet(...)

CNN reporterJim Acosta enters the Brady press briefing room upon returning to the White House in Washington on Friday after a court directed the White House to restore his  press credentials. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

A US federal judge on Friday directed the White House to restore the press credentials of the CNN reporter Jim Acosta, a win for media advocates and (...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

About 10,500 E3 visas are available to Australian citizens each year, but only about half of the visas are taken up. Photograph: YinYang/iStock

The Government is close to a landmark visa deal with the US which could allow thousands of Irish people to live and work there. In a significant deve(...)

NZ meat pie.

The thing about living in New Zealand in the 1980s, back in the day when the All Blacks had part-time jobs, is that there wasn’t a whole lot of culina(...)

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