Joan Collins

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Joan Collins said she would call the Taoiseach’s housing policy a failure.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A suggestion by Independent TD Joan Collins that 50,000 houses could be built on State land was described as “facile’’ by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in shar(...)

Irish Film Archive still from Ronson advertisement. It is a hair dryer but  one that comes with a shoulder strap. ‘Apart from a mink coat, what else could a girl want?’

It’s easy to age almost any Irish person by asking what their favourite ads were as a child. Hip young millennials will wistfully recall that Kellogg’(...)

 Will Ruth Coppinger TD be ejected for refusing to stand for prayer? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas Golf Society held its agm recently in Leinster House recently. Outgoing captain Eamonn Coghlan, who was one of the Taoiseach’s nominee(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

Gillian McNulty, who is on an Orkambi trial, addresses a cystic fibrosis protest at the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Campaigners who “never stopped fighting” have been praised as a long-awaited deal to make life-saving drugs available to up to 600 people with cystic(...)

Anti-water charges protesters in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

About 10,000-15,000 water charges protesters marched in Dublin on Saturday, in what some called the “final push” against the levies. The demonstratio(...)

Tesco workers picket outside Tesco in Artane. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Supermarket giant Tesco underestimated the “spirit of solidarity” among ordinary people when it gambled that people would not support its workers’ eff(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has spoken 93 times across the Dáil and committees in the past year. His brother Danny Healy-Rae has spoken 107 times. Photograph: Alan Betson

The results of the general election had barely trickled in when party leaders began promising radical reform of politics in Ireland. It was (...)

Tesco employee Brian Lawless  during a strike at the store on Baggot Street, Dublin. Members of the Mandate trade union have started an indefinite strike in a dispute over contracts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

What’s going on with Tesco this week? An indefinite strike in eight stores in Dublin, Kerry, Longford, Meath, Offaly and Wicklow. Eight more in Dubli(...)

Tesco is Ireland’s largest private employer, with 14,500 workers. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Tesco has rejected claims made by an independent TD in the Dáil that it intends to get rid of 1,200 jobs in Ireland. A spokeswoman for the supermark(...)

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