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Mincéiri art,  Irish music, animal care and folklore form part of the cultural history of Travellers, say campaigners. Photograph: National Folklore Collection, UCD

The Department of Education has pledged to include Traveller culture and history on the curriculum – so what, specifically, would it look like? Anti-(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Gay Byrne. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

“If television is what moulded Irish society into its current state, Gay Byrne is undoubtedly the one who gave it shape. Even decades after his last b(...)

For One Night Only, hosted by Gay Byrne, featured interviews with, and performances by, well-known musicians

Many Twitter users yesterday made clear to millennials that they’d never know the impact Gay Byrne had on Ireland because they weren’t alive during th(...)

Jonny Boyle and his Sticks omakase pop-up menu

A chef friend tipped me off about Sticks, which is one of the most original pop-ups on the Dublin dining scene. Jonny Boyle and Kate O’Donohoe serve a(...)

Christy Dignam:  ‘When I thought I had six months left, I remember just wanting to see my family. That’s all I wanted to do.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Aslan singer pulls no punches about drug addiction, sex abuse and cancer After Aslan’s singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to l(...)

  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

The Luke Kelly statue by Dublin artist Vera Klute is lowered into place on Sherrif Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Kelly

You wait years for a Luke Kelly statue, and then two of them come along at once. Tomorrow, the city unveils two separate sculptures, on either side of(...)

Finbar Furey and Imelda May performing sweet sixteen at The Late Late Show in London. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy promised viewers of the Late Late London Special “a different day in the office,” yet despite the ornate and echoey surrounds of Central (...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

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