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Everybody thinks they know how rugby began. But do they?

Everybody knows how rugby began. In 1823, during a boring old game of football, a young student at England’s posh Rugby School named William Webb Ell(...)

A French stamp honouring Évariste Galois.

On the morning of May 30th, 1832, a young man stood 25 paces from his friend. Both men fired, but only one pistol was loaded. Évariste Galois, a 20-ye(...)

Cork is home to UCC and CIT.

Select your college of interest: UCC, CIT, TCD, TU Dublin, UCD, DCU, NCAD, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, Waterfor(...)

In a Word . . .

Who ever heard the like? What sort of idiot would believe that a television programme about people watching television programmes would be the least b(...)

‘I can have breakfast without thinking much about it. For others, breakfast is the first problem of the day. Those bad headlines tell us how very lucky we are.’ Photograph: iStock

The morning routine usually starts at some ungodly hour, with Daughter Number Four bouncing into the room to announce that she’s had a big sleep. I st(...)

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: free to download for Android and iOS.

It’s the Pokemon Go of 2019. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic’s latest augmented reality game offering and there’s a bit more to it than hitting(...)

The Catholic Church’s 31 page document rejecting gender fluidity landed during Pride month.  File photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

It was in a beautiful little church by the sea in Italy that I very nearly didn’t get married 16 years ago. While my wedding plans were falling apart(...)

‘Dublin can be heaven’, as Noel Purcell used to sing. Despite its bad points, Dublin remains a friendly welcoming city. Almost nine million tourists visited last year.

The most familiar is often what you don’t see. On working days, I usually walk down South William or Clarendon Street. At this time of the year espec(...)

Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. File photograph: Rune Hellestad/Corbis/Getty Images

Born: June 14th, 1923 Died: May 22nd, 2019 The creator of the classic children’s books The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, Judith K(...)

Swim baby: Conor Pope takes the littlest Pope into the pool at the Playa Montroig campsite just south of Barcelona for the very first time

“When my daddy eats ice-cream he gets diarrhoea,” a three-year-old girl shouts from the mobile home next to mine. Clueless as to how to respond to thi(...)

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