Charles Haughey in 1989: His father’s allegiance to the Free State side was said to have enraged Frank Aiken, and “this greatly influenced Aiken’s detestation of Haughey’s son whom he saw as a “Free Stater” opportunist in Fianna Fáil clothes”.  Photograph Eamonn Farrell/

Numerous veterans of the Irish Civil War, who had endured a humiliating defeat in 1923 as part of the anti-Treaty side, went on to enjoy remarkably lo(...)

The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now, Imma: 30 Years of the Global Contemporary runs until the end of the year at the museum’s home base in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Photograph: Tom Honan

Call me a homophobic, misogynistic, climate-change-denying reincarnation of Cecil Rhodes if you must, but there’s something dispiriting about the rel(...)

‘Dingle was great before Fungie and it is great after Fungie.’ File photograph: Ronan Quinlan

For the first summer in four decades Dingle is without Fungie, the bottlenose dolphin that generated international headlines for the west Kerry villag(...)

Richard Curran: we meet him on the grounds of a stately home over which he presides dressed in a nice suit

In the olden days young people would gather together once a week and watch Top of the Pops to see how their favourite popstars were faring. Nowadays w(...)

Sean Scully’s Double Window (€350,000-€550,000) will feature at Sotheby’s Art Contemporain Evening Sale in Paris

Kells-based auctioneer Damien Matthews is holding a three-day sale taking place today and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd, and also o(...)

Iarnród Enda: Enda Kenny could bicycle up your lane any day now offering to taoiseach for a nice pie. Photograph: Mike Mulcaire/RTÉ

Enda Kenny, at a loose end since retirement, has been roaming from town to town doing a bit of off-the-books taoiseaching. He could bicycle up your la(...)

US election: Are we ready for Joe Biden? Or would we miss Donald Trump? Photograph: Angela Weiss/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

As I lay me down to sleep I pray to God my soul to keep And if Trump’s re-elected before I wake I pray to God that news is fake Possibly for the next(...)

“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

The View is located in Malahide Marina,  in the building occupied formerly by Cruzzo’s restaurant

At the height of the Celtic Tiger era, Cruzzo’s had 110 staff and 17 chefs, and as restaurants go, was firmly on the map as one of the go-to spots for(...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

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