Noel Purcell

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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(...)