Mary Bourke

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Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran   in flood water in Athlone, Co  Westmeath. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Job done,” said the Minister for Flood Relief, striding from the swollen waters of the Shannon. “I’m drownded f***in’ wet though.” For a politician(...)

Flooding in Clonlara Co Clare. Photograph: Alan O’Reilly

Where is worst affected? South Galway, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are some of the worst affected areas. Parts of Co Clare, Roscommon, Longford, L(...)

“We’re hearing some snippy commentary  that the majority of the Take Back the City protestors are young and middle class.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In late 1969, a group of students occupied 45 St Stephen’s Green, then a Georgian building in a poor state of repair. Such was the novelty of this at (...)

Will Ed Sheeran apply for an Irish passport after Brexit? Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP

As I write this, my home city of Cork is consumed with the weekend’s Ed Sheeran concerts in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. For those of us of a certain age, it is (...)