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Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

The Simpsons has responded to a controversy over the depiction of the character Apu. Photograph: FOX/Getty Images

The Simpsons has responded to controversy over Indian character Apu in an episode aired in the US on Sunday night with a short message to its audience(...)

Princess Nokia: She’s our new VBF because she’s fascinating, deeply imaginative, radical, witty, wise and observant.  Photograph: Rough Trade

“I’m that Black a-Rican bruja straight out from the Yoruba/ And my people come from Africa diaspora, Cuba/ And you mix that Arawak, that original peop(...)

A visitor kisses the Blarney Stone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It may be most famous for Blarney Castle but now locals in the historic Co Cork village have come together to show there is more to “a load of old Bla(...)

In ‘Everything’ you can be a tree, or a bug, or a whale, stars, a rock, and on and on. It is about the interconnectivity of the universe, of nature

David O’Reilly is on the phone from Tokyo. It’s nighttime, and a little too loud to concentrate, so he asks his friend to walk on and he’ll catch up w(...)

There’s a place near me which offers a “homoeopathy” service. “Hilarious,” I thought and was tempted to call in but feared being misunderstood. So I c(...)

British media secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed she will refer the planned £11.7 billion (€13.48 billion) takeover of Sky by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Reports of Rupert Murdoch’s ongoing mission to get his hands on Sky might well confuse casual observers who were under the impression the Australian m(...)

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plans to build a cultural centre close to his former cottage

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plan(...)

Kerry Dairy Cheestrings and Dunnes Stores Cheesy Strings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two of Ireland’s biggest private sector companies are shaping up for a court battle . . . over cheese, if you please.Kerry Group, the €10 billion foo(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has launched a scathing attack on the Government parties, accusing them of failing to stand up for Irish citizens. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has launched a scathing attack on the Government parties, accusing them of failing to stand up for Irish cit(...)

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