James Larkin

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Blood donated in the UK, which includes blood donated by gay or bisexual men if they have had the same partner for three months or more, is deemed safe to import into Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The importation of blood from the UK by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) this summer drew attention to the rules that forbid sexually active(...)

8 Montpelier Parade, Monkstown, Co Dublin

Elegant and distinctive, the landmark terrace of Montpelier Parade in Monkstown began construction in 1798 and was completed by 1810. Built on an ele(...)

Getting a refund for returned goods was far from straightforward for three readers. Photograph: iStock

Returns were on the minds of several people who got in touch with us last week. A reader called James Larkin has been annoyed by Power City. On the f(...)

The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Rioting outside the Liberty Hall headquarters of the Transport Workers Union in Dublin on the day after Shels played Bohs in Ringsend. Photo: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It was around lunchtime on Saturday August 30th 1913 and the Bohemians team were preparing to travel south to face Shelbourne in a charity match to ma(...)

A total of €9.4 million in settlements was agreed with 61 taxpayers

Retired consultant obstetrician Valerie Donnelly has agreed a settlement of €1.865 million with Revenue after an audit discovered a €1.145 million sho(...)

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

The candlelit vigil in Blackrock, Co Louth, held on Friday night to remember Capt Mark Duffy, missing since the Rescue 116 helicopter crashed into the sea off Co Mayo. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The people of Blackrock, Co Louth, turned out in their hundreds on Friday night to remember Capt Mark Duffy, who has been missing since the Rescue 116(...)

An architectural drawing on display in the House and Home exhibition

As the debate over the housing crisis carries over into another year – conducted chiefly at the level of a political blame game – the Irish Architectu(...)

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