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Martin O’Neill: the Republic of Ireland manager took the job not to get rich but because he considered it an honour. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“The hard cold fire of the northerner”. That line from Louis MacNeice is always there when you start thinking about the elements of Martin O’Neill. Ma(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Set against the Roman conquest of Britain, Britannia depicts warring, face-painted Celtic tribes in thrall to otherworldly druids, while Roman forces play politics. Photograph: Sky

As with any finite resource, the world has already begun to worry about what will happen when we run out of Game of Thrones. The question clearly trou(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: a particularly appropriate acquisition for the Irish-Canadian show’s fifth series

For many it will have seemed inevitable, but the Viking invasion has finally claimed Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It was only a matter of time. Since Vikin(...)

The INMO said on Monday morning 389 patients were on trolleys in hospital emergency departments and 166 were on trolleys in wards

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said 2018 will be the “year of reform” for the Irish health system following a chaotic period in which record lev(...)

Gorey, Co Wexford. Its affordability and proximity to Dublin is seeing its popularity increase. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 90-minute off-peak drive from Dublin, for many Gorey is a commuter town. And as property prices continue their upward hike, and the need for new bui(...)

Jack B Yeats’s 1947 painting The Night Has Gone  sold for €255,000, the top price of the year at De Veres

Almost 10 years on from the 2008 banking crisis and subsequent economic crash, the market in Irish art, antiques and collectibles has undergone a rema(...)

Interior designer Rita Konig’s London apartment

@ritakonig While the pendulum is swinging towards a more decorative and extravagant style of décor, Rita Konig’s low-key luxe remains rooted in real (...)

Armed gardaí at a checkpoint on Portland Row, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Armed Garda patrols to detect and deter terrorism and organised crime gangs are being scaled back in a bid to reduce spending on overtime. The Garda (...)

Construction in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin Docklands in 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Just 8 per cent of renters in Dublin’s Docklands are Irish, says estate agent Owen Reilly who is a property specialist in the Dublin 2 area. Reilly’s(...)

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