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The revised Metrolink plan is set to include an underground tunnel beneath Leinster House which will run between the Tara Street and St Stephen’s Green stations. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The tunnelling of the underground section of the Metrolink is set to run under the Houses of the Oireachtas creating a noise akin to “a washing machin(...)

Cliffe Bonfire Society smugglers at The Dorset, Lewes. Photograph: John Fleming

The moon hangs over John Harvey’s Brewery, a lunar beer mat for the pints of Dark and Old and Best ale served everywhere in the chalk-cliff-flanked So(...)

  Fr Vladimir Pecherin: features in Dostoevsky’s writings, at least as an influence on other characters

In a week when Ireland votes on whether to remove the concept of blasphemy from the Constitution, it may be interesting to recall a trial from the 185(...)

Anyone for torture? BBC’s Gunpowder

In England, in 1603, it was hard to know what to believe in. By the time James I was on the throne, England had officially gone from Roman Catholicis(...)

The Punch cartoon that depicted the Young Ireland Party as a gorilla

In the fallout from the recent Conservative party and DUP deal, Northern Ireland has enjoyed a rare trip back to the British headlines. The redheaded(...)

Traffic in  Times Square during a massive power outage  on August 14th, 2003. The blackout hit US and Canadian cities Thursday, closing nuclear power plants in Ohio and New York state, driving workers in New York City and Toronto into the streets, and shutting subways in blistering heat. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

It’s October 31st and reports are coming in of major cyber attack on power plants in the United States. Generators shut down in more than a dozen stat(...)

Sitting on the east bank with glorious views of the Vltava

Saturday morning Discover the work of the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator Alphonse Mucha. The museum dedicated to his art and life is at Kau(...)

Anti-Church of Scientology protesters  stage a  demonstration outside the Four Courts in Dublin before an action involving a member of the church, Zabrina Collins. Photograph: Courts Collins

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, has told a judge that an email she sent to a school principal complaining ab(...)

Attendees at a conference  in 2012 entitled ‘Dublin Offlines; Speaking out against the cult of Scientology’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, launched “a vicious character attack” on a former member who had given a tal(...)


The astute won’t have to trouble their heads too long before realising why gunpowder is the word today. Wednesday next, November 5th, marks the 409th (...)

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