Melanie Brown

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Terenure synagogue: Anti-Semitism is the ancient, visceral hatred that clings on and spreads, virus-like, within societies even when other forms of institutional racism are purged.

We have all found ways of dealing with new challenges during the past year or so. We outfaced adversity, the nature of which we had never envisaged. W(...)

Synagogue in Terenure, Dublin 6: Any act of othering, whether out of unkindness or mistaken generosity, is a form of racism.

There is an elephant in the room. It’s been here a long time; nearly 6,000 years, give or take a century or two. Nobody is in full agreement as to wha(...)

The Spice Girls on stage at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Timms/PA Wire

Spice Girls star Melanie Brown has said she hopes the sound “will be much better” for the group’s next gig after some fans complained about the sound (...)

The Spice Girls have remained  loved and discussed even in the 23rd year of their career. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

When the Spice Girls began their first world tour in Dublin’s The Point Depot on February 24th, 1998, tickets were priced at £22.50 but this tour ulti(...)

Mel B with her new memoir “Brutally Honest”. Photograph: Mark R. Milan/WireImage

Last time I met Melanie Brown, she could not have been happier. The artist formerly known as Scary Spice was enjoying success as a judge on The X Fact(...)

Mel B: “I am fully aware I am at a crisis point.” Photograph: Trae Patton/NBC via Getty

Mel B has said she is entering rehab for alcohol and sex addiction.The former Spice Girl, whose full name is Melanie Brown, says the decision came in (...)

 The Spice Girls (left to right) Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown on stage in 2012. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The Spice Girls have confirmed plans to work together again on new projects. The news comes after Victoria Beckham, Geri Horner (Halliwell), Emma Bun(...)

Al-Mustapha Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eugene Langan

One day there was a knock on the door of Denis Byrne Architects in Dublin’s North Great George’s Street and Maggie Moran opened it to find a tall, (...)

On Christmas Eve 2014, in the company of a dear friend, I attended the carol service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. This has become a long-stan(...)

Adelaide Road synagogue in  Dublin. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Jews arrived in Ireland during the reign of William the Conqueror. Henry III made his viceroy the custodian of Jews in Ireland; his successor, (...)