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A cartoon by “Kilroy” of  Dublin’s Archbishop John Charles McQuaid running a family planning clinic, one of the items up for auction.

Auctions of historical memorabilia can shed fascinating light on aspects of social, political and economic history. Sometimes cartoons depict a story (...)

The Lost City consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can  be accessed only by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle. Photograph:  Thierry Tronnel/Corbis via Getty Images

My fellow trekkers and I stand side by side looking out from our lodgings to a glorious night-time jungle scene. The dense scrub lights up like a Chri(...)

The Lions and New Zealand players pose together after the series was shared following the drawn third Test.  Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

If ever a Lions tour in the professional tour provided compelling evidence that this wonderful relic of the amateur era should be maintained long into(...)

Sean O’Brien arriving at a judicial hearing at the New Zealand Rugby offices in Wellington on Sunday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Had Sean O’Brien been suspended for the third Test it would undoubtedly have been a game changer in favour of the All Blacks. Hereabouts, they respect(...)

Aaron Smith is the source of the All Blacks attacking ploys. If he is dancing diagonally forward from ruck to ruck, taking two steps before torpedoing another hard runner into soaking red jerseys then the series is all but gone.

The more I re-watch the second Test, the more I see how vital New Zealand’s scrumhalf is to their attacking template. Aaron Smith dominated the first (...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis: His political career spans an extraordinary period in Irish history, one that has witnessed the true transformation of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

If there were omens, those observing the slow retreat of Enda Kenny from power these past few months have learned to mistrust them. And yet the crowd(...)

Anthony Daly: former Dublin senior hurling manager and a double Clare All-Ireland hurling winner, will attend Faughs event to award prizes and to answer questions. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Daly will attend Faughs GAA club’s annual community schools evening at its clubhouse on Wellington Lane, Templeogue, Dublin on Thursday, May 1(...)

Bloggers and writers Russell Alford and Patrick Hanlon of GastroGays are new additions to the Murphia List

It’s no coincidence that one of London’s most influential restaurant websites, Hot Dinners, which has been described as “the first place anyone in the(...)

Dave McSorley: “I’d definitely like to take part of the business back home to Ireland, as well as to Australia”

Success in business requires dedication. For Dave McSorley (31), originally from Malahide, Co Dublin, that meant working at his construction labour hi(...)

Monday night’s supermoon as seen from Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. New public pay talks are likely in the new year The Government will discuss the escalating crisis over public sector pay at its meeting this morni(...)

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