David Quinn: constructive criticism? Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, according to the well-worn pop psychology trope. But what planet is David Quinn from? Listening to the conser(...)

Empty shelves in a supermarket during Storm Emma. Photograph: Reuters / Clodagh Kilcoyne

“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy,” said the American writer Alfred Henry Lewis in a distinctly alarming piece written more than (...)

Damian O’Reilly, looks through some of the unused/unwanted gifts left at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, which will be  redistributed through Crosscare, the diocesan social care agency. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As thousands of people poured into Dublin to buy still more stuff on the second day of the post-Christmas sales, a small but steady trickle of people(...)

Mourners outside the Holy Family Church on Aughrim Street, Dublin where the funeral of Gareth Hutch is being held. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Four months ago, Gareth Hutch helped carry the coffin of his slain uncle Eddie. On Friday, it was his turn to be carried aloft – this time in his own(...)

The funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Seán McDermott Street, Dublin

Faith, spirit and despair – what makes Dublin’s north inner city around Seán MacDermott Street Lower what it is – was on display around Our Lady of Lo(...)

Gifts can be brought to Dublin’s Pro Cathedral - Collections begin on December 26th and gifts can be left at the crib until January 6th.

Dublin’s St Mary’s Pro Cathedral has urged people to donate unwanted Christmas presents to the needy rather than return them to the shops. Cathedral (...)

Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

Conor McManus scored seven points for Monaghan as they pipped rivals Cavan at Breffni Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cavan 0-15 Monaghan 0-16 It took an injection of years rather than legs off the bench to see them home but Monaghan managed to wriggle out of B(...)

John Waters: says the same-sex marriage amendment would dilute concepts of a special procreative link between parents and children. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Won’t somebody please think of the children? As the marriage-equality referendum draws closer the anguished refrain of Helen Lovejoy, the minister’(...)

 Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says the company is yet to receive a bid for its 29 per cent stake in Aer Lingus. Photograph: Eric Luke

Sentimentality about Aer Lingus as a national brand is “largely rubbish”, according to Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary.In a pre-recorded inter(...)

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