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The “Ilen” workers: (front row) Br Anthony Keane, John Hegarty, Mary Rose Hegarty; (back row) Gary Mac Mahon, Gene O’Neill, Donal O’Sullivan, Paddy Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan, Ted O’Donovan, Mike Harris, Liam Hegarty, Colm O’Cuilleanain, Mary Jordan. Photograph:  Gary Mac Mahon

When Ireland’ s first round-world yachtsman Conor O’Brien designed and built a 56ft ketch more than 90 years ago, he was not to know that it would bec(...)

U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

Ciara Griffin is tackled by Dyddgu Hywel of Wales during this year’s Six Nations Championship: “In my own experience it’s very difficult to drink and perform at a high level.” Photograph: INPHO/Camerasport/Stephen White

Irish rugby player Ciara Griffin quit drinking alcohol in her late teens when she knew she was serious about the sport. “I understand people like to (...)

Andy Wood: “We have guys who have been there [Clontarf] since they were four or five years of age, playing all the way through.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Andy Wood’s curriculum vitae since taking over for a second spell as head coach of Clontarf in 2011 – he previously served as captain and player – br(...)

Lansdowne’s Daniel McEvoy on the attack against Garryowen. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Table-toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will have home advantage in the Division 1A semi-finals after a tumultuous final day in the U(...)

Clontarf’s Michael Brown makes a break for the line to score a try against UCD in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A game at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf will have home advantage in the Division 1A semi-fin(...)

Patrick O’Laoghaire: “I have this curiosity about singers who sound really young and totally naive and innocent, and they also sound like they’re 100. I like that ‘somewhere in-between’ place.” Photograph: Alex Gonzales

Making music, explains Patrick O’Laoghaire, is a lot like hurling. “I know that’s a mad thing to say,” he says, “but playing music and playing hurli(...)

A commission from the St Patrick’s Festival to write an epic spoken word poem about Ireland might have had the potential to produce the literary equiv(...)

What is your Ireland: Copper Face Jacks, the Liffey, Rubberbandits, Savita and Zig and Zag

Spanning Zig & Zag and Savita, Reeling In The Years and the Magdalene laundries, this new poem by Dublin poet and playwright Stephen James Smith w(...)

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