Noel Purcell

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Gardaí pulled Noel Purcell over on the Naas Road  following a surveillance operation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A truck driver who was pulled over by gardaí and caught with more than €1.2 million in cash in his cab has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencin(...)

Westbury, Willow Bank, Monkstown, Co Dublin.

A large Victorian house in Monkstown, Co Dublin, on just over half an acre of landscaped gardens, needed major renovation when the couple who now own (...)

Ena Rice. “Up to the last visit that we saw Mam, she’d have her lipstick on, her earrings on,” her daughter Fiona said.

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 Actor Noel Purcell in 1980. File photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

An age-old problem in Dublin is the reluctance of its many rural migrants, no matter how long they live in it, to transfer their loyalties to the city(...)

A projected population growth of almost half-a-million citizens in Dublin during the next 25 years underlines the urgent need for a revitalised planning and implementation process, supported by public discourse. Photograph: Eric Luke

As the late Noel Purcell sang “Dublin can be heaven, with coffee at eleven and a stroll in Stephens Green”, developers were bulldozing parts of Georgi(...)

In a Word

It was an out of body experience. Or so I thought at the time. There I was walking along a wet city street, unusually minding my own business, when my(...)

Billie Barry: told her young charges to watch and learn from other performers. Photograph: Collins Photos

The legacy of Billie Barry, who has died aged 87, will be measured finally not by the number of “ big name” stars her eponymous stage school turned ou(...)

Rory Shanahan of Sixmilebridge with Newmarket’s Colin Ryan in the final of the Clare hurling championship  at Cusack Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Sixmilebridge 1-10 Newmarket-on-Fergus 0-11Exhibiting a tremendous second-half display, Sixmilebridge achieved their 11th title, defeating reignin(...)