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Hundreds of people protest outside the Icelandic parliament in Reykjavík in October, 2010 against evictions after a recession sank the country’s banking sector and forced the collapse of the Icelandic government. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images

Anger and anxiety seem to be the two dominant emotions of our day. At the group level we see civil unrest, industrial strife and prejudice towards mig(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

One of  Jeanette Lowe’s pictures exploring   Dublin inner-city street scenes. Photograph: Jeanette Lowe

Culture Night 2020 is already a memory but Berlin-based Candice Gordon, rock singer turned Ireland’s first full-time cultural officer for the Departme(...)

Mike Murphy after meeting Jennifer O’Connell in Ballsbridge. It’s a headshot for a reason. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The broadcasting legend on his new foray into podcasting, parenting regrets, his late friend Gay Byrne and getting bored quickly I’m always asto(...)

Ciara Fennell and Shane Linnie outside their tent in Dublin city centre. Photograph:  Damien Eagers

The number sleeping rough in Dublin fell to just 25 in March, but is now over 100 a night. With many services closed by the pandemic, their plight (...)

Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

Billy O’Shea: ‘Beers are famously expensive here, costing around €10 per pint, but rents are not as high as in Dublin.’

Ireland was no place for young “adventurers” in the 1980s so musician Billy O’Shea left for Europe, settling down in Copenhagen. Having completed hi(...)

International travel might be limited for now but alternatives include taking a gap year, deferring and working or repeating the Leaving Cert.
CAO is not the only game in town

So you didn’t get the course you want. Or you’ve got the course you thought you wanted, but now you’ve changed your mind. Perhaps you don’t really wa(...)

“I was in my 50’s and had spent years working in hospitality. I’d finished the self-employed portion of my career and didn’t fancy starting a new busi(...)

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