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Sean Lemass pictured with Eamon de Valera  Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former taoiseach Seán Lemass would have aligned with the present Irish Government in relation to Brexit but he could not be considered as a social pro(...)

If at first you don’t succeed, try another moniker. Blood Orange is the highly successful alias of Dev Hynes. His full name is Devonté Hynes, so he is(...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

Orla Gartland: “Before I sunk my teeth into this album the pop music I knew was devoid of much depth or character.”

I was 11 years old when this album came out. My prior experience of albums had been limited to various volumes of Now That’s What I Called Music!, so (...)

My life, your life, is being eaten up by often-meaningless activity

In one of those small-talk situations, a fella says to me: are you flat to the mat?  I was puzzled as this sounded like some sort of martial art(...)

Carrie Fisher at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, in 2015. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The most recent Star Wars film – the prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story – might’ve left a disturbing lack of faith among its dedicated fan base, leading (...)

The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government would back any request by the UK to extend the deadline for Article 50 negotiations Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government would back any request from the UK for an extension to the Article 50 process to give more time to negotiate withdrawal from the EU, Mi(...)

Local paddling in wooden canoe, Volta River, Ghana. Photograph: Getty images

We hear the vigorous drumming – tap-tap-tum – before we enter the courtyard, just as a woman streaks across the bare earth floor, her arms outstretche(...)

Dear Roe, I’m a 33-year-old gay man, and I’ve been dating a man for three months. It started off casually, but now I really like him. He’s funny and (...)

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