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Wollstonecraft, painted by John Opie, was disgusted at how intelligent “society” women were groomed for submission under marriage. Photograph: The Print Collector/Getty Images

Eagle-eyed viewers of the Netflix hit series Bridgerton may have spotted a portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft hanging in the fictional family’s resi(...)

Samuel Johnson: his biographer James Boswell quotes him as telling an Irish friend in 1779: “Do not make a union with us, Sir. We should unite with you only to rob you.”

‘Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.” Dr Samuel Johnson’s quip about the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim still invites a chuckle , even if th(...)

The Lawns being removed from the front entrance at Trinity College. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The manicured lawns at the front entrance at Trinity College Dublin have been removed and are about to be transformed into a wildflower meadow in resp(...)

Malahide Castle, the home of the Talbot family. James Talbot would inherit the castle in 1849 following the death of his older brother. Photograph: William Murphy/Wikimedia Commons

When we’re asked to picture a spy in our minds we often conjure up a tuxedo clad agent confidently navigating a world of megalomaniacs, futuristic gad(...)

Existentialist philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre enjoy the freedom of the beach in Rio in 1960. Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty

Our movements have been restricted by the Covid-19 lockdown, but there’s nothing to stop our minds from running free. In that spirit, Unthinkable this(...)

The front of Trinity College Dublin has been under manicured lawns for at least 150 years. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin’s manicured front lawns are to be transformed into a bee-friendly wild-flower meadow after the public overwhelmingly backed the(...)

Prof Emily Thomas: ‘There’s a long history of arguing that armchair travel is better than real-world travel.’

This week normally sees legions of holiday-makers rushing to the ports and airports for an Easter getaway. But that’s all changed. Countless short bre(...)

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has travelled from northern Italy to Ireland to speak at a conference at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters.

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has been given the all-clear to participate in a public conference at Trinity College Dublin after travelli(...)

Trinity College Dublin is to ask the public to vote on its plans to turn the formal grass area outside the front of the university into an urban wildf(...)

Kevin Lunney and his colleague Liam McCaffrey, pictured in Dublin in May this year. McCaffrey, chief executive of Quinn Industrial Holdings, was right to suggest that there are double standards at play in the response to the campaign of harassment and intimidation against the company’s executives. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men and women to do nothing. Co Cavan priest Oliver O’Reilly could have been channelling (...)

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