John Hinde

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 People on the diving platform at Blackrock in Salthill, Galway, on the hottest day of the year last Wednesday.  Photograph: Andy Newman

It is a long-established consolation of life in Ireland that if only we had the weather this would, officially, be the best country in the world. Then(...)

Inis Thoir, Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin

A Dalkey house with a secret picture-postcard garden – a sheltered spot of lawn, lush plants, towering trees and a pond with a waterfall and granite o(...)

The 19th-century shop buildings at Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon, Co Clare

Public consultations close on Friday on Clare County Council’s latest plan to deal with long-running traffic congestion in Ennistymon by building a ne(...)

Eoin O’Malley: A “wonderful caring and sweet grandad”.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The Irish rebel song Come Out Ye Black And Tans topped the iTunes charts in the UK and Ireland on Thursday. Photograph: Walshe/Getty Images

New Irish authors to watch out for in 2020: It’s shaping up to be a strong year for new writing. Read more here. Breaking the deadlock over an Irish (...)

The Tokyo Tower lit up in the colours of the Brave Blossoms during the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph:  Clive Rose/World Rugby via Getty Images

Hamacho is one of the sleepier pockets of Tokyo but it still houses arguably the city’s most exotic sight. Just a three minute walk from the train sta(...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

Postcards from the edge: Taken from The world exists to be put on a postcard, by Jeremy Cooper

The advent of different technologies dates us. Those born before calculators can usually manage mental arithmetic. Those who don’t remember calculator(...)

Maple Tree House site (outlined in red) purchased by Bartra for €3.17million

A development firm has redoubled its efforts to develop Dalkey’s Bulloch Harbour with the purchase for €3.17million of a significant property just 200(...)

Stamps are another thing I miss about postcards. Photograph: Getty

My dad used to travel a lot for work. After a while I asked him to stop sending me pictures of airports. Another favourite was a blank blue rectangle (...)

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