Molly Malone

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Our current seafood preferences mean that we eat a lot of predators from the top of the food chain such as muscular, fast-moving large fish like cod or tuna. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin has had a long and lively history of local seafood consumption with a huge diversity of seafood on offer through the centuries. What kinds of s(...)

Minister for foreign affairs Brian Lenihan with An Ngoc Dung (2) and Van Quoc Thanh (3) at a party for Vietnamese refugees at Blanchardstown hospital, Co Dublin, in 1979. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Forty years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1979, the front page of The Irish Times carried an unusually cheery photograph of then minister for foreign af(...)

Members of the UK’s Irish Community Campaign Against a No-Deal Brexit are pictured at Saturday’s pro-Remain march in London. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

As UK MPs attended the first Saturday sitting in the House of Commons since 1982 to debate the latest European Union withdrawal agreement, tens of tho(...)

Joseph Tuohy: his story echoes those of other emigrants who went to England and lost their way.

The story of forgotten Irish emigrant Joseph Tuohy touched the heart of many of our readers in Ireland and abroad this week. The article, written(...)

Ireland fans inYokohama. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

It’s not often you find yourself singing Molly Malone with Ireland’s Ambassador to Japan on the main street of one of the biggest cities in Japan, but(...)

Westmeath celebrate after defeating Galway in the All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Anyone who’s been to a big game in Croke Park in recent years knows the drill at the final whistle. One set of players falls to its knees, the other s(...)

Still friends: Dublin and Kerry fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hearts faltered and we lost all semblance of sense and reason, but no dreams were harmed in the making of this All-Ireland epic. As supporters reeled(...)

Tony Broughan: a  ‘Molly Malone’ fan of Dublin and 11-year-old grandson Tighe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

For almost 80 years, Tony Broughan has been going to Dublin GAA matches; he still goes to nearly every single game, following the team up and down the(...)

Cnoc na dTobar pilgrim path in Co Kerry

Irish tourism is booming; a whopping 9.5 million visitors came from overseas last year, almost double our national population. Domestic holidaymakers (...)

Sinead Delaney, winner of the women’s race with her mother Joan, who finished 9th  in the  Liffey Swim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The O’Neill family, originally from north county Dublin, came from far and wide to take part in this year’s Liffey Swim. Colm (48), an organiser of (...)

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