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Marshall McLuhan: Not only did he read Finnegans Wake in full, it inspired one  of his own defining works. Photograph: Michel Laurent/ Getty Images

To a general audience, the Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980) is now best remembered, if at all, for a few pithy phrases. He predict(...)

The past was even worse than now. You can still see the wounds that history has inflicted on Dublin, Ciarán Behan tells me on a chilly evening stroll (...)

Scrúdú acadúil atá ann a dhéanann tástáil ar chumas an dalta ag deireadh phróiseas foghlama léinn ón mbunscoil tríd an meánscoil ar réimse ábhar réasúnta cúng de réir modhanna atá oscailte, cothrom, tomhaiste agus oibiachtúil chomh fada is a thig. Sin an méid.
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De ghnáth an tráth seo bliana tagann an sorcas amach. Mar is léir ón gcró ina dtéann na moncaithe, na heilifintí agus na hasail cheansaithe timpeall a(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin with his wife Mary, after he arrrived home in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

They may not have been gathering tar barrels as they did in Blackpool when Jack Lynch returned in triumph after his landslide 1977 general election wi(...)

Little Richard ag seinnm ag an B.B. King Blues Club & Grill i  Nua Eabhrach i 2000. Grianghraf: Steve Berman/The New York Times

Is dócha go dtarlaíonn sé do dhéagóirí ina n-uain féin. Is ea, tugann buachaillí go háirithe dílseacht d’fhoirne éagsúla i léigeanna peile Shasana ar (...)

Beagnach folamh: Sráid Grafton i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Grianghraf: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

FOCLÓIR: Rannpháirteach - participate, socheolaithe - sociologists, gnáis - convention, ionradh - invasion, searbh - sharply, bagairt - threat, san fh(...)

Journalist and author Lyra McKee pictured  in Belfast in 2017. File photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

At the time of her death in April 2019, Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee was working on a book entitled The Lost Boys, for Faber. She planned to(...)

Grianghraf: Tom Honan/The Irish Times
Chugainn Arís

Táthar chugainn arís. An cleas is déanaí le stoitheadh siar as a bhfuil bainte amach mar stát neamhspleách. An tAmhrán Náisiúnta a mhalartú ar rud éig(...)

Caithfead a rá go raibh sceimhle mo chraicinn orm fad is a bhí Diúc an Droichid Chaim, Iarla Shrath Éireann agus Barún Charraig Fhearghais inár measc (...)

An Airbus A350 Helicopter, piloted by Brad Lake, removed oil barrels and other waste from the MV Alta off the coast of Ballycotton, Co Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: John Hennessy

Over 90 oil barrels have been removed from the “ghost ship” MV Alta, stranded near Ballycotton in East Cork during Storm Dennis. Air services company(...)

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