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David Kitt: ‘I do think it is sad that so many creative/artistic/bright people are being forced to leave this city and the country in general.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Singer-songwriter David Kitt has said his family background in Fianna Fáil is of no relevance in his comments about the cost of living in Dublin. Kit(...)

‘There can be an assumption that older people don’t have the same feelings or don’t get the joy in being remembered’. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Elderly people can go up to three days over Christmas without any human contact, according to the Senior Line, a free national listening service. The(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)