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The People’s debate with Vincent Browne. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It was to be no routine meeting of Kerry County Council in the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. Vincent Browne was in town to assess the level of debate(...)

Donal O’Sullivan: His character sketches are brilliant moments of personality

Although art has the reputation of being timeless, it has fashions like everything else. While the best artists follow the driving impulses of their o(...)

‘The mantra of politeness is robust and important’

Many people dislike references to Thomas Jefferson because he is, to quote that ubiquitous word, “problematic”. He was a polymath, draftsman of the US(...)

Allied Irish Banks: “AIB has a long history of being bailed out by taxpayers, of poor corporate culture, of excessive remuneration, and of overcharging customers.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government strategy for privatising AIB has focused solely on the art of the deal – the price, how much to sell, and when to sell our 99 per cent.(...)

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Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithi in Ballinteer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for a second week from next Monday after suffering “extensive damage” in a fire. The(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithí in Ballinteer this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for the week after a fire on Monday morning “extensively damaged” the south Dublin Ga(...)

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, back in 2008, surrounded by Cabinet colleagues, announcing his resignation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Far from casting the Fianna Fáil door wide open to welcome Bertie Ahern back after years of wandering, Micheál Martin’s strong statement on Thursday (...)

Bertie Ahern: perhaps he misses the political limelight and public adoration. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Brian Cowen has been known to tell people that he subscribes to the Liam Cosgrave code of etiquette for former taoisigh: when you’re out, you lay low(...)

Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live, right, was easily the most parodied candidate in US election history and he still won

Satire is a powerful tool for telling the truth. Saturday Night Live sketches parodying Donald Trump have tens of millions of views online. Highligh(...)

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