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Paddy O’Leary   during his record run on The Wicklow Round.  Photograph: Ian MacLellan

There is a certain myth and perhaps misconception about the ultra marathon trail runner which Paddy O’Leary appears to talk up and play down at the sa(...)

Baby Stephany.

I woke one January morning, 33 years ago, and knew immediately something was different. As I stretched in the bed, I realised I had not been woken by (...)

Margaret Barry with Dominic Behan.

In the 1930s, a 16-year-old took to the roads of Ireland to make her living as a street singer. Her striking appearance and waist-length black hair co(...)

Dublin Bowie Festival

Saturday, January 5th Out to Lunch Festival Various venues/times ticket prices at cqaf.com Once again, Belfast’s Out to Lunch Festival positions it(...)

 Cian Lynch and his Limerick team-mates celebrate their All-Ireland win over Galway at Croke park in August. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All Blacks We waited 111 years for Ireland’s first victory over New Zealand, now we have two in two years. It’s becoming a habit. “As of now Ireland (...)

Graham McLaren and Neil Murray are directors of The Abbey Theatre

What was your favourite item of clothing as a teenager? Neil Murray: Harrington jacket Graham McLaren: Donkey jacket What was the last gift you bo(...)

Families who lost relatives in the 1981 Stardust nightclub fire  marched to the Attorney General’s office in Dublin on Tuesday with 48,000 signed postcards calling for a new inquest. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

The Attorney General will give full consideration to holding a new inquest into the 1981 Stardust fire tragedy, in which 48 young people died, once a (...)

Antoinette Keegan, Eugene Kelly, Christine Keegan and Bridget McDermott hand out postcards outside the GPO Dublin, as part of the Stardust Postcard Campaign seeking a new inquest into tragedy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Survivors and families of victims who died in the Stardust fire say they have found new evidence and will petition the Attorney General for a new inqu(...)

Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

RTÉ has invited songwriters and performers to submit songs for the Eurovision Song Contest despite calls for the event in Israel to be boycotted. Son(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

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