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 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

43 Upper George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire: one of the town’s oldest social clubs

One of Dún Laoghaire’s longest-running purpose-built social clubs is selling up after 130 years at 43 Upper George’s Street. The distinctive, large a(...)

The 16th annual Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday Led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Who are we to judge? , asked Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on Friday, echoing the words of Pope Francis. “Who are we to put others under the mi(...)

Hilda Coles (née Clayton): her   calligraphy and illumination, metalwork and jewellery design were much admired
Hilda Coles – An Appreciation
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  • March 26, 2018, 00:01

The funeral of Hilda Coles (née Clayton), of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, and Cheeverstown House, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, took place in St Mary’s C(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

The Rally for Life anti-abortion demonstration in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Another year over. And a new one just begun.” With yet another abortion referendum waiting in the long grass. “The words ‘secular’ and ‘religious’ (...)

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CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their(...)

 The memorials for the SS Formby (right) and SS Coningbeg in Waterford. Photograph: Google Street View

The centenary of the sinking of two merchant ships by a German submarine during the first World War, which left 83 people dead, is to be commemorated (...)

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 (...)

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