Charlie Bird

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Willie McGee, retired head of the fraud squad, and Charlie Bird, retired former RTÉ journalist, with The Irish Times newspapers from December 1979 through to February 1980 which contain ads used by the State to communicate with a foot and mouth disease ransom demand at the time. Photograph: Alan Betson

The typed letter that arrived into the offices of the Department of Agriculture on Kildare Street in Dublin, addressed to the minister, was clear and (...)

The definition of social distancing was keeping two metres apart from each other. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19: Originally known simply as the coronavirus, this was given the name Covid-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on February 11th, 2020. (...)

Mike Murphy after meeting Jennifer O’Connell in Ballsbridge. It’s a headshot for a reason. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The broadcasting legend on his new foray into podcasting, parenting regrets, his late friend Gay Byrne and getting bored quickly I’m always asto(...)

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As Sarah McInerney serves out her final week as presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s coveted mid-morning slot, it appears that Montrose management have missed a(...)

  Stardust campaigner Christine Keegan lost two daughters in the 1981 fire. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Christine Keegan Born: December 23rd, 1935 Died: July 14th, 2020 Christine Keegan, one of the leading campaigners for justice for the 48 young people(...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures/RTÉ

With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to begrudge people a bit of harmless nostalgia. Sure enough, it’s Throwback Thursday on Liveline (RTÉ(...)

Citysong

CITYSONG Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. Previews May 25th-28th, opens May 29th-June 8th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinée 2pm). abbeytheat(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

A candlelit vigil at the site of the Stardust nightclub fire in Artane, Dublin, before the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the 48 people who died on Valentine’s Day, 1981. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“They never came home”, read the plaque to victims of the Stardust tragedy, unveiled at the site of the former Artane nightclub by victims’ families o(...)

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