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“He had done nothing wrong; he has worked all his life.” Photograph: iStock

A 71-year-old man who was being put out of his home has been given a council apartment. The pensioner was due to enter temporary accommodation f(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at St Mary’s Mansions in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A second housing conference involving local authorities will take place in early January. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the meeting, follo(...)

A group of more than 30 pensioners, living in dilapidated council-owned bedsits in Dublin, say they have lost hope of ever having decent homes. They (...)

In my day they’re what passed for tasty Christmas treats. We’d have sprouts for dessert covered in cream and they’d often come in selection boxes next to the Revels. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s December, and thanks to “liberals” (sorry for whispering but I’m in The Irish Times office) there’s absolutely no sign of any celebration anywher(...)

Carols by Candlelight at the National Concert Hall takes place on Friday, December 22nd.
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Your other half Love time together Rekindle your love with a night enjoying the chocolate tones of living legend and soul master Lee Fields and the (...)

 Vincent Browne at the launch of  Alone’s Christmas Campaign  in  Dublin with  Donald Smith and Annette Egan, who avail of Alone services

The number of isolated and lonely older people seeking support has risen by 40 per cent in the past year reflecting Ireland’s rapidly ageing populatio(...)

‘Stevie’ the robot with Test user Tony McCarthy. Photograph: Trinity College Dublin 5

Robots are already used to build cars and wait tables, and now a team of Irish designers are developing a prototype which can attend to the social car(...)

Calabar free-standing bath from Adamsez, painted with the rich and mellow Farrow & Ball shade Charlotte’s Locks.

Tangerine dream An orange bath may not be something you’ve ever considered for your home – but one glance at the Calabar free-standing bath from Adam(...)

Julien Baker plays Whelan’s, Dublin on November 9th  

Who: Julien Baker What: 21 year-old songwriter signed to Matador Records Where: Memphis Why: Eschewing the established country style of her Tennessee (...)

Kevin Myers was a trenchant critic of paramilitary violence on this island from the outset of the Troubles. Above, his memoir ‘Watching the Door’

When he left The Irish Times in May 2006 Kevin Myers’ departure was marked by sundry letters of unseemly joy. One read: “Free at last! Free at last! T(...)

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