Frank Kelly

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Economic tale: The flagship Eason bookshop on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The financial strains suffered by bookshops make for a familiar plotline, but there could yet be a twist in the tale. Irish booksellers are seeing hin(...)

Ted head: Dermot Morgan as Fr Ted Crilly. Photograph: Channel 4

When my father died, on February 28th, 1998, I wasn’t with him. He was in London and I was in Blackrock, with my brother and some friends. In my mind (...)

Comedy show Father Ted ran between 1995 and 1998.

Hundreds of Father Ted fans are expected to flock to “Craggy Island”, normally known as Inis Mór, for Tedfest celebrations ahead of the 20th anniversa(...)

No sniggering down the back, now. St Fechin’s Church in Termonfeckin, Co Louth, a fine looking church, is for sale for €130,000. The ex-Church of Ire(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Businesses are in the unenviable position of trying to work on contingency planning at a time when the UK is still stumbling its way into negotiations with Brussels. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We’re back to Donald Rumsfeld’s known unknowns,” says Frank Kelly, chairman of Bookselling Ireland, of the possible longer-term consequences of Brexi(...)

“As profiled in a Harry Clarke stained-class  window in Cork, St Gobnait’s nose has the trajectory of an Olympic ski-jump”

Is it wrong to feel sorry for women called Gobnait? If so, and if there are some of you who rejoice in the name, I apologise for my presumption. But w(...)

Image of celebrities that have died in 2016. Photograph: Chris Barker/Twitter

An image created by an artist as a tribute to the high number of celebrities that have died in 2016 has gone viral on social media. British graphic d(...)

The odds of Marine Le Pen, of the French National Front, becoming the next president of France are at 2/1. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

You thought there was bad news about the place in 2016? You thought things couldn’t get worse? Heed this, Pollyanna. As I write, Marine Le Pen is bein(...)

Accused broke a hole in Michelle Mulherin’s constituency window, inserted a rag and lit the device before flinging it through the window. Photograph: Courtesy of RTÉ

A 41-year-old man who threw a homemade petrol bomb through the window of former Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office in Ballina, Co Ma(...)

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