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  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

Tony Wright: his debut book is tentatively called ‘Chapter & VerseChorusVerse: Another D*ckhead on the Road’. Photograph: michaelanthonywright@yahoo.co.uk

Tony Wright still remembers the day his music teacher told him exactly what he didn’t want to hear. “I remember going for orchestra tryouts in primary(...)

Redwood House, Virginia, Co Cavan

“I knew when I saw the site here I wanted to do something really special,” says former town planner Paul Smyth, of the six acres of woodland that surr(...)

Ahn Seo-hyun and Okja in Bong Joon Ho’s Okja

After all the fuss surrounding the means of exhibition, we are happy to report that the first Netflix film to screen at Cannes is worth seeing on any (...)

Risteárd Cooper and Rory Nolan in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Red

The Belgian-born master of the French chanson, who gave his name and his songs to the 1968 musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in(...)

Two students at Beijing University delvier their contribution to the video praising  Xi Jinping. Photograph:  Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Handsome, wise, humble, charismatic and resolute, the list goes on. A propaganda video showing foreign students enthusing about President Xi Jinpin(...)

Throughout different parts of the year, Earth ploughs its way through the tail of the many comets which like itself are orbiting the Sun. This is how(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Aw, go on: April Keith at a tea stand in Kurdistan; tea – drunk black and strong as tar, with plenty of sugar – is the foundation of Kurdish hospitality and a gesture Keith never turns down, as it leads to rare experiences: “I’ve sat on top of a mountain at a border outpost drinking tea with two peshmerga soldiers, rifles over their shoulders”

Four years ago I became an economic statistic when I lost my job. I used the opportunity to return to college, having dropped out at 19, and then to r(...)

Tee-up in Taormina, Sicily
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  • January 26, 2015, 07:00

The Dom spread his hands and gave me the most Sicilian of shrugs. He then proceeded to make me several offers I found hard to refuse. First, he(...)

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