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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(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Nuance is not Charlie Bird’s strong point in his latest TV outing.

Charlie Bird, RTÉ’s retired news reporter, still has an awful lot of questions. Early in After the Headlines (Tuesday, RTÉ Two, 9.35pm), a new series (...)

Some of the hundreds of cyclists took part in Console East-West Cycle in 2016. Photograph: Suzanne Collins Photography

Just earlier this month, 270 cyclists set off from Celbridge, Co Kildare, to Galway to raise funds for Console. The 200km Console East-West Cycle ra(...)

A year on since Ireland said Yes to marriage equality a bunch of parties and exhibitions are marking the date. The big one is Yestival at the Tivoli (...)

To mark the first anniversary of the marriage-equality referendum, Charlie Bird asks gay people, and their relatives, how Ireland has changed for the(...)

AIB: bolstering its senior executive ranks.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

AIB has moved to bolster its senior executive ranks as its prepares the ground for a stock market IPO this year. The Ballsbridge-based institution h(...)

It wasn’t long before talk got around to the drinks industry’s most pressing issue: the apparent need for a budget cut in alcohol excise duty

Charlie Bird, the former RTÉ newsman, was on hand to referee an unexpected and rather prickly debate that ensued on Tuesday at a drinks industry-spons(...)

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