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‘Dublin can be heaven’, as Noel Purcell used to sing. Despite its bad points, Dublin remains a friendly welcoming city. Almost nine million tourists visited last year.

The most familiar is often what you don’t see. On working days, I usually walk down South William or Clarendon Street. At this time of the year espec(...)

The Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As someone who must have walked, run, or cycled every navigable inch of the Phoenix Park over the years, I’d be nervous of the OPW’s plans to “enhance(...)

Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland in the Eurovision  in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Lili Forberg

Israel’s ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv, is horrified that there should be calls from Irish pro-Palestinian supporters for a boycott of the Eurovi(...)

The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

Monopoly, the Dublin edition

I was wandering aimlessly through the Arnotts toy department last weekend idly wondering what presents Santa’s elves might be building this year when (...)

The first official Dublin Monopoly game lands in shops today but the capital’s residential addresses have been wiped from the board in favour of touri(...)

Bertram Allen finished fourth in Verona. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford’s Bertram Allen and Molly Malone recorded Ireland’s best result to date in this year’s Longines FEI World Cup series when fourth in Sunday’s t(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

One of Oliver Cromwell’s torturers ( Jordan Begley) scares his audience at Vaults Live

The students from the south Dublin school shriek with delight as their teacher is hauled before a tired and emotional judge and accused of singing exc(...)

Takashi Miyazaki at his  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“You’re a legend, boy !” That’s how Michelin award-winning chef Takashi Miyazaki was greeted by one of the stallholders in Cork’s English Market when (...)

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