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James J O’Sullivan published a novel The Stiletto in 2011.

Retired District Court judge and author James J O’Sullivan has died aged 85. The former judge, who retired in 2002, died at Portlaoise Hospital on T(...)

Sheila Hancock: The soaps have done a lot for that. There are wonderful parts for older women. Photograph: Mike Marsland/Getty ImagesWireImage

The solidly left-wing Sheila Hancock has been enjoying the royal wedding on the telly. “I didn’t watch all of it, but I thought: that girl has put he(...)

35 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Waterloo Road’s prestige and desirability are nothing new. In the 1840s, when the Earl of Pembroke began leasing portions of his Ballsbridge estate fo(...)

Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films

When Friedrich Engels penned his Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, examining the wretched conditions of England’s working class slumd(...)

  Van Morrison. Photograph:   Ed Caraeff/Getty Images

It’ll be 50 years this autumn since Van Morrison recorded Astral Weeks, a masterpiece whose perfection was in contrast to the chaos out of which it wa(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

‘Clearly not Flann’: Robert Farren, aka Roibéard Ó Faracháin, the poet.

On behalf of Flann O’Brien fans everywhere, I offer belated thanks to Ronan Farren (Letters, December 5th) for solving a mystery that had perplexed ou(...)

Conor McGregor arrives at Blanchardstown District Court in Dublin, where he was facing a speeding charge. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Crumlin had a bad name. When I was growing up in the Dublin Corporation housing estate in the 1960s and 1970s, we felt angry about the perception that(...)

Sting: 'When I get angry I’m a Geordie. It’s very effective.' Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

When you say, “I’m here to interview Sting”, nobody says, “Sting who?” There’s one Sting, like there’s one Bono, one Cher and one Bosco. The former P(...)

Denis O’Brien, head concierge at The Shelbourne hotel, and keeper of  the Horseshoe bar’s secrets

“Well see, a good concierge would never tell you that, even if there were.” November is Food Month in The Irish Times. You will find food-r(...)

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