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“I owe my new knowledge about geese and cider to Heather Heavenor Swinson, from Midlothian, who on foot of the previous columns, sent me a rather charming card with story attached.”

One of the more unusual Irish contributions to English is a word variously spelt as “Cockagay”, “Cackagay”, “Cackagee”, and in several other ways too.(...)

 In the decades before the death penalty was abolished, an Irish government never managed to hire a native hangman

Of all the State’s failures in the century since independence, there is at least one from which we might take reasonable pride. In the decades before (...)

Dublin for Sam:  the capital’s fox having its breakfast on Friday. Photograph: Paul Lanigan

On Friday morning, photographer Paul Lanigan ventured into Dublin city centre with the intention of taking photographs of empty streets during the Cov(...)

Irish romance: Tristan and Isolde in a 1902 painting by Edmund Leighton

From Dublin to Cork to Wicklow, follow in some famous footsteps and visit the sites of Ireland’s greatest love stories. As befits the count(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel    and Minister for Business Heather Humphreys on the Louth/Down Border. Photograph: EPA

Ireland will examine “reasonable” proposals from the British government on how to avoid a hard border after Brexit, but time is running out for such m(...)

Five evening masterclasses in regional Spanish food and wine for €125

Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir by including chorizo in his paella recently, and the world of Spanish gastronomy wasn’t slow to let him know the erro(...)

An estimate of water charge protest attendance by CrowdSize App: it uses area size to generate a figure

How many people turned up at the water charge protest in Dublin? This fact is germane to the efficiency of the whole protest. The bigger the crowd, th(...)

The Giro d’Italia peloton shortly before crossing the Border into the  Republic during the third stage between Armagh and Dublin today. Photograph: Paul MeErlane/EPA

The Giro d’Italia arrived in Dublin this afternoon to sunshine after earlier warnings of heavy rain showers forecast throughout the day. Stage 3 o(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

Illustration by Fuchsia Macree

1. Coffee coffee coffee Shake your brain into action with a short, sharp coffee at the big, pointy Alto Vetro tower’s Art of Coffee. theartofcoff(...)