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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 (...)

Joe McGowan: rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs, or leave anything on the public record. But that’s what Joe McGowan, of once-notorious bui(...)

The craft of hurley making has written references to it in the 5th century. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The art of hurley making is not an art at all, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has decreed, as he ruled out including the ancient craft in tax br(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who has died aged 91. Photograph: Irish Examiner

The death has taken place of former Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Fahey, who held a Dáil seat for the party in two different constituencies. Fianna Fáil lead(...)

Ben Dunne at one of his gyms,  Westpoint, in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. However, his place in Irish society was built on his time running the family retail business, Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newspaper birthday lists and online encyclopaedias usually note Ben Dunne’s birthday as March 3rd. Yet the official documents for every one of his reg(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Sammy Wilson, DUP MP in  his constituency office in Larne, Co Antrim: “For 40 years the IRA tried to separate us from the rest of UK but failed. In my opinion this agreement would separate us from the rest of the UK.”. Photograph: Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

Sammy Wilson is in great form sitting here in his Larne office. He is fighting fit and looking forward to Tuesday’s vote and, he is certain, the destr(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey was told the British were not committed to the Anglo-Irish Agreement solely for security reasons. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The British were in Northern Ireland only because “one million Irishmen” wanted them there, a British ambassador told taoiseach Charlie Haughey 30 yea(...)

File photo from September 1994 of former priest Patrick Ryan whose extradition to the UK had been sought by Margaret Thatcher’s government. Photograph: Martin McCullough/PA Wire

A furious British prime minister Margaret Thatcher rounded on taoiseach Charles Haughey for delays in extraditing Fr Patrick Ryan – an Irish priest wa(...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

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