Damien Dempsey

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On November 4th and 5th from 1pm to 6pm each day, thousands of registered fifth and sixth year students will log in to the  virtual Higher Options portal (above).

The pandemic has seen to it that Higher Options, Ireland’s main information-gathering opportunity for secondary school students, cannot be held in its(...)

Grey clouds: the Irish in Australia are facing a recession. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Covid-19 has posed a significant challenge to the fortunes of the Irish in Australia. But many aren’t running for the exit, despite a looming reces(...)

Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

Huge crowds would regularly turn out to watch the seven-a-side tournaments at the Gloucester Diamond with residents watching from the windows. Photograph: North Inner City Folklore Project

There’s a photograph of a woman looking out of her window at a quiet Foley Street below. All around her are boarded up windows. The buildings up and d(...)

Jonathan Smith emerges from the water after his early morning swim in Blackrock.

“Bit more insulation since the lockdown anyway,” says Jonathan Smith, emerging with a smile from the open sea water at south Dublin Bay without any ha(...)

The first track on the debut album by The Scratch is entitled Pull Your Jocks Up, a propulsive, rousing acoustic rock number that dramatically announc(...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

Maser at his studio on Charlemont Street in Dublin: 'I met so many homeless people while I worked on murals around the city'

Al Hester, or Maser as he prefers to be called, has come a long way since he started out as a graffiti artist in Dublin when he was just 14-years-old.(...)

Dermot Kennedy plays two sold-out shows at 3Arena on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Saturday 14 PRYMARY COLOURS Button Factory, Dublin This Dublin-based audio-visual duo know how to get the party started and then keep it on its col(...)

Fontaines D.C.’s Grian Chatten. Photograph: Visionhaus

“Is it too real for ya?” An English woman in the smoking “area” upstairs in tonight’s hall has fallen victim to the ear worm. “I woke up at 7.30am wit(...)

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