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Sharon Shannon: playing August 1st. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last Saturday night, just after 9pm,  singer-songwriter Freddie White picked up his guitar and walked onto a stage in Doolin, Co Clare.(...)

Mary Kenny: Her decision to fire a serious, legal question about Irish travel restrictions out to Twitter just days before her flight was distinctly odd.

Some phrases have a particularly incendiary quality to them. Calm down. Has anyone ever actually calmed down while being urged to do so by someone spe(...)

“As Mary Kenny has found out, Twitter not only has all the answers to everyone’s queries of fact these days, it also offers the sort of stern moral instruction for which, in the Ireland of her youth, people used to depend on the Church.”

The journalist Mary Kenny might have been forgiven some confusion about whether Ireland’s lockdown rules prevented her flying in from Gatwick next wee(...)

Air crew wearing a face masks  arrive at Heathrow airport, west London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalist Mary Kenny will no longer participate in next week’s Percy French festival in Co Roscommon due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Ms Kenny w(...)

Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin,  in September 2006.

“Men like fat, cuddly women. Men like women without make-up. Men like women in midi-length clothes. Everyone looks better in summer than winter. Pregn(...)

All those years ago, I felt a little bit sorry for Wendy, with her strange longing for shops on Stephen’s Day. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/ Getty Images

Over the past while, I have been thinking about a Christmas years ago when my American friend Wendy came to spend Christmas with my parents and siblin(...)

Liam Mellows’ Tadgh Haran celebrates scoring a goal against Gort in the county final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This year’s All-Ireland hurling club semi-finals line-up will feature three city clubs for the first time in 37 years and only the fourth time in the (...)

Actor Cillian Murphy: he ends up talking about himself quite a bit , from his youthful musical endeavours and early breaks to the demands of his profession and his best known roles

Almost from the start, Ireland’s shared history with the United States has been accompanied by a sense of bafflement. Back in 1887, Oscar Wilde was re(...)

“A period of nine months was  allowed to elapse – apparently standard over there, as if to mirror the gestation process that precedes life’s other extreme – before they held a public memorial service”

Browsing Twitter a while ago, I read an announcement from an English magazine editor about a colleague who had “sadly died”. I was, as we say in these(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Antrim came in for the most ire from Irish Times readers

What is the most overrated and underwhelming tourist attraction you have ever visited? That was the simple question we posted on social media platfo(...)

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