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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 (...)

The  Long Room library in Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room is famous around the world for its stunning collection of rare library books. The fact that all of the 40 marble s(...)

Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The words “Burkean” and “berk” do not often appear together in print, but when they featured side-by-side in the subheading of an Economist article on(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson stands next to a police horse during a visit to west Yorkshire on Thursday. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has been insisting, as he ducks and weaves through his battles in the House of Commons, that he both desires a deal with the EU and that(...)

The congregations have yet to pay in full compensation deals reached in 2002 and 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen religious congregations who ran orphanages, reformatories and industrial schools investigated by the Ryan Commission have yet to fully honour(...)

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