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Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan


Full-time use of houses and apartments in Dublin city for Airbnb-style rentals is set to be eliminated. Photograph: Getty Images

Full-time use of houses and apartments in Dublin city for Airbnb-style rentals is set to be eliminated, following a Dublin City Council decision not t(...)

Grattan Court East in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The company behind five holiday rental houses in Dublin city, valued at more than €1 million each, is to appeal a decision banning their use for short(...)

Sinn Féin’s  David Cullinane is held aloft at the Waterford  count centre  after topping the poll. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has apologised for saying “up the Ra” at a victory speech in Waterford on Sunday. His statement of support for the IRA (...)

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane addresses the media alongside Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane has said his pro-IRA comments at the end of a victory speech in Waterford after his election were “about th(...)

The site is currently promoting “Bobby Sands: Remember the Hunger Strikers” jerseys featuring the number 81 on the back

The Sinn Féin company involved in the sale of republican memorabilia and occasional publications laid off its staff last year, according to accounts j(...)

Children of the Troubles: Desmond Guiney, Charles Love, Lesley Gordon, Julie Livingstone and Siobhan McCabe (top row); John Dougal, Dessie Healey, Brian Stewart, Peter Watterson and Patrick Rooney (middle row); and Michael McIlveen, Paula Strong, Clare Hughes, Angela Gallagher and Philip Rafferty (bottom row)

Patrick Rooney loved horror movies and Halloween, and wanted to be a priest when he grew up. In August 1969, the nine-year-old was killed when the RUC(...)

Ireland’s James McClean has said the FA and Kick It Out are hypocrites in how they treat him and other players who receive racial abuse. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has accused both the English FA and British anti-racism charity Kick It Out of hypocrisy and cowardice(...)

Alliance candidate Naomi Long during the party’s manifesto launch for the European Election 2019 at CIYMS in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has seen false dawns before, moments when it believed that long-rigid tectonic plates could finally be beginning to (...)

James McClean received a birthday card filled with sectarian abuse. Photograph:    Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has revealed the sickening abuse he has received in a birthday card. The Stoke player, who turned 30 (...)

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