Oscar Wilde

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  A quiet Eglinton Street in Galway city centre on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It was the day for which the nation has been pining: the freedom to play a socially distant game of golf or tennis - within five kilometers from home (...)

In an eerie dress rehearsal for the shape of the post-pathogen world, for decades we mistook the exchange of virtual cash for goods and services to be “globalisation” when in fact it was an elaborate form of social distancing. Photograph: iStock

Although we in the churches of the post-Christian West may have forgotten that humankind is a unity, the coronavirus did not. In an eerie dress rehear(...)

While staff in areas such as ICU would be familiar with high-grade personal protective equipment, staff in other areas have had to be trained up to use it.  Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most worrying aspects of the crisis is the very high number of healthcare staff who have contracted Covid-19. At present about 25 per cent(...)

’It wasn’t like this in primary school. Really, it wasn’t.  I used to have light-up shoes. I had a friend whose hair was cut up to her ears.’ Stockphoto: Getty

In “The Picture Of Dorian Gray, ” Oscar Wilde writes; “All influence is immoral”. This is so because ;”to influence a person is to give him one’s own (...)

Tipperary-born Paddy Ryan played a key role in how boxing would be promoted after his legendary fight against John L Sullivan in 1882.

In his early 20s, Paddy Ryan opened a bar in the Side-Cut, a rough and tumble neighbourhood in West Troy, New York, largely populated by Irish who had(...)

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Happy the man, whose wish and care/A few paternal acres bound/content to breathe his native air/In his own ground. (Alexander Pope) I wandered lonely(...)

Temperatures are checked as people arrive at the St Patrick’s Day gala ball in the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. Photograph: Sally Hayden

As European countries were cancelling their St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Uganda’s were in full swing. Three days of events kicked off last week wit(...)

Kari Kola’s artwork Savage Beauty in Connemara

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Or in this case: if the illumination of a whole Connemara mountai(...)

St Patrick's Day: the Queens County parade in New York last weekend. Photograph: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty


The introduction of the WB Yeats cruise ferry helped  strengthen  ICG’s financial position last year.

Transport group Irish Continental Group (ICG) said earnings and revenue increased in 2019 as the company delivered an in-line performance, despite Bre(...)

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