Ross Perlin: “More people will know a few songs in Yiddish than can put together a sentence. It’s now a language that sometimes seems to have more poets than speakers.”

Losing a language is “like dropping a bomb on a museum, the Louvre”, claimed the linguist Ken Hale, and in the intervening 16 years since he died we’v(...)

Future hipsters might find this brick building cool. But I doubt it. It has a Centra on one side and four lanes of traffic on the other. The architec(...)

Whether he’s flying solo or playing as part of a duo, trio or group, Dublin native Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has a handsome reputation as a fiddle player and collaborator.

It begins with interviewer and interviewee checking a list. This is to ensure that none of the albums or collaborations from the last year that fid(...)

Edward Connors (30) was found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court following four and a half hours of deliberation and a eight day trial.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A man has been convicted of killing an acquaintance by knocking him under a Dublin Bus in Dublin city centre a year and a half ago.The jury found Edwa(...)

Crazy golf featuring the ‘seven wonders of London’, designed by jellymongers Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, at Selfridges. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

A number of years ago the term “the art of food” probably described a twiddly garnish, like the dragons that chefs sometimes carve out of carrots i(...)

I’ve only passed Dublin’s Ashling Hotel at a heck of a lick in a car or the Luas, so have never noticed the plaque on the wall. The Austrian philosoph(...)