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Ardal O'Hanlon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardal O’Hanlon meets me in the cafe at the National Library of Ireland, next door to his father’s old workplace, Dáil Éireann. He’s neat and trim, dre(...)

A Right2Water  demonstration in Dublin. Unfounded concerns about privatisation “contributed to the creation of a climate of uncertainty and mistrust”, concludes an expert group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This week’s Report of the Expert Commission on Domestic Water Services is short – just 63 pages, most of them taken up with a history of key events, a(...)

“We are told that no A&E services can be cut in any hospitals, despite a report saying that in some cases patients would be better served if this happened and resources concentrated elsewhere.” Photograph by Frank Miller

Welcome to Fantasy Ireland, where the “new politics” has been boosted by the announcement of a 26 per cent economic growth rate and the availability o(...)

Jonathan Drennan (left) with Ben and Caleb (2) Hewett on Coogee Beach in Sydney: ‘I am not alone in my need to watch the games live, somehow believing that my remote presence via a shaky wifi Australian connection will be the lucky charm that helps Ireland’s football teams north or south of the border to win.’

My bloodshot eyes created confusion in work, it was after all a Friday morning. My colleague asked me was I wearing a pyjama top and had I had a big (...)

I was on the Tube in London on Tuesday eavesdropping on a conversation between two middle-aged men. They began by lamenting what they perceived as the(...)

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find the best articles from previous summers. In this piece from August 1996, ‘Father Ted (...)

David McWilliams: among a coterie of economic and market soothsayers who are scheduled to talk next Saturday, May 16th, at an “Investment Summit” at the Stillorgan Park hotel

Now that our merchant classes are on the up again and there’s a bit more cash floating about, it appears that playing the markets is back in vogue.Dav(...)

A widow who claimed she was knocked down by Father Dougal and injured by a milk float used in the cult television comedy show Father Ted has settled a High Court action for damages.

A widow who claimed she was knocked down by Father Dougal and injured by a milk float used in the cult television comedy show (...)