Time to stockpile your favourite UK-made goods, or switch to an Irish brand ahead of Brexit in March

We might be able to live quite happily without spam, spotted dick or Cornish pasties – but could you get by without Heinz ketchup, McVities digestives(...)

Naively, I thought all tips, card or cash, went to the staff. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend told me recently about an experience she’d had eating out in the US. Running low on change, she had left a relatively modest tip, and found h(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in Ireland and was threatened with deportation along with his Chinese mother

The woman sitting on a bench at the Luas stop outside Heuston Station was in a bad mood. It was a skin-strippingly cold morning, the kind that hits yo(...)

Ballon d’Or: Ada Hegerberg on stage with Martin Solveig and (left) David Ginola.  Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

It was the moment Ada Hegerberg, a 23-year-old Norwegian striker with Olympique Lyonnais, had dreamed of. She had just become the first woman to be aw(...)

Ruka Adeluola: after coming to Ireland alone from Nigeria when she was 12, she is studying biotechnology at DCU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Emma Lockwood was growing up in Dublin’s north inner city, she could see two versions of her future mapped out in front of her: have a baby or do(...)

First Lady Melania Trump reviews the Christmas decorations. Photograph: Andrea Hanks/The White House

In a Christmas tradition on its way to becoming as hotly anticipated as the annual release of the John Lewis ad, or a stony-faced five-year-old explai(...)

Protesters at the Spire, Dublin, calling for an end to victim-blaming in the courts in response to a barrister’s comment about a 17-year-old woman’s underwear during a rape trial. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Penneys has a special on Open To Meeting Someone underwear. They don’t call them that, of course. They don’t call them Rape Me thongs, or Asking For I(...)

A Luas crosses the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

If you live in Dunboyne and commute to work in Dublin city centre, or if you live in Tallaght and get the Luas to work, congratulations. If home is in(...)

Aisling Byrne, domestic abuse survivor, features in Tabú, Ag Teacht Slán: ““Even with the safety order in place, what she calls the psychological torture continued. “I would wake up and he’d be standing over me.”

“He was a true gentleman. A really lovely guy. He couldn’t do enough for me. And then, the second night of our honeymoon, the abuse started.” Priscil(...)

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