Bernard Shaw

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The food truck outside The Vines in Saltmills, Co Wexford

The Irish pub is one of the most iconic aspects of our culture. Places of celebration, commiseration, company and community, they have a long, rich hi(...)

 Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage addresses marchers from a pro-Brexit bus: Brexit is a dead horse, a form of nationalist energy that started to decompose on June 24th, 2016, as soon as it entered political reality.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“The alleged aptitude of the English for self-government,” wrote Bernard Shaw in his preface to Androcles and the Lion, “is contradicted by every chap(...)

Girls Rock Dublin. Photograph: Kristy Hal

A number of Irish initiatives are addressing gender imbalance in the music industry. “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times,” B(...)

Italian educator Maria Montessori with young children at her school in Smithfield, London, circa 1951. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

In June 1927, when the State was itself in its infancy, the great pioneer of child-centred education, Maria Montessori, visited Waterford. She stayed (...)

Do we have to see children being tear-gassed on the US-Mexico border before we believe that a slide into authoritarianism is under way?  Do we have to crucify Christ in every generation before we can understand our own capacity for cruelty? Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Mesmerised by the unpredictability of our times, we wait to see whatever will happen next – and thus do nothing to prevent it. In the state we’re in, (...)

(Original Caption) 'Germany: World War I Armistice: Officers celebrate at captured German canteen.' In reality, the industrial nature of the slaughter destroyed all the notions of individual heroism and chivalry.

It was the greatest silence in all of history. On the western front, the British and Americans were using sound waves transferred on to film to give v(...)

In the early hours of Sunday morning, people stopped and hugged, lit candles or left notes at the mural depicting Savita Halappanavar at Portobello. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Among the messages fixed to a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin this weekend was one stating simply: “Sorry we were too late. But we are here now(...)

A woman writes a note on the Savita Halappanavar mural in Dublin. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

People have been gathering, laying flowers and writing notes of sorrow and gratitude, at a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin on Saturday. The mu(...)

Brewtonic's new low/no-alcohol drinks list includes ginger beers, elderflower, lemongrass and other interesting soda waters, low-alcohol wines and cocktails made with Seedlip herbal gin

If you fancy taking it easy on a night out, or not drinking at all, the offerings can be slim – and a little dull. There’s the usual soft drinks, teas(...)

“Two World Wars and two World Cups”: Chris Waddle, Stuart Pearce and Gareth Southgate (above) will be allowed to retake their penalties until they score. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport/Getty

Did you ever see a cat stuck up a tree? It desperately wants to get down, but when a kindly human climbs up to rescue it, it hisses and claws. Even ca(...)

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