From left to right: Finian McGrath, Ruth Buchanon, John Halligan and Shane Ross on the campaign Trail in Ballinteer, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There is usually a decent amount of time between the break-up of a boy band and the first reunion tour, the timing of which has a lot to do with a nee(...)

Fr Joe Mallin,  son of the Irish patriot Michael Mallin,  views the proclamation memorial following the 1916 Commemoration Ceremony at Arbour Hill, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

In the aftermath of the Easter Rising, the British prime minister Herbert Asquith promised nationalist politicians he would publish the courts-martial(...)

The phone mast at Unit 1, Slaney Road, in Dublin Industrial Estate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála has ordered that 3 Ireland remove a phone mast in Dublin’s Glasnevin area despite warnings by the company this would cause major ser(...)

The Irish Catholic sign on a building in  Gardiner Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Dublin hostel’s application to replace a “mundane and ugly” Irish Catholic sign on the facade of the building with the word “Paddywagon” has been re(...)

C Wing of Crumlin Road Gaol. Photograph: crumlinroadgaol.com

My dentist has spent some time in jail, as he admitted recently while we were waiting for my jaw to freeze. In fact he showed me a picture of himself (...)

The actor and dramatic arts lecturer Maurice Good  in a production of  Krapps Last Tape at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Newfoundland where he lectured for many years.

Maurice Good, who has died aged 80, was an actor, playwright and drama teacher who began his career in Dublin, later divided his time between Ireland (...)