Oscar Wilde

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Chief Financial Officer Alex Gersh has left Paddy Power Betfair just days before the betting company is due to publish its 2017 results.  Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Days before Paddy Power Betfair published its interim results in August, media reports forced the gambling giant to confirm that chief executive Breon(...)

What do you think Molly Malone would say if she could talk? Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The public has been asked to imagine what Molly Malone’s statue in Dublin would say if it could speak. The Fáilte Ireland competition asks “budding w(...)

“Two World Wars and two World Cups”: Chris Waddle, Stuart Pearce and Gareth Southgate (above) will be allowed to retake their penalties until they score. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport/Getty

Did you ever see a cat stuck up a tree? It desperately wants to get down, but when a kindly human climbs up to rescue it, it hisses and claws. Even ca(...)

Frank McGuinness: Excerpts from his play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ will be performed in Cork Prison. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“A kind of eerie sadness” is how theatre director Andrew Flynn recalls the last time he was involved putting on a production of Frank McGuinness’s “So(...)

Prior to the onset of the second World War there was a plan in place to demolish Merrion Square, which was deemed at the time to be “un-Irish”. Luckil(...)

Geraldine Fitzpatrick and Marco Pierre White

What is your death row meal? Geraldine: My nerves would get to me. So maybe an omelette and a prayer. Marco: The truth is, at that stage in the game (...)

 John McGrath raises one of the local kids over his head in the Mbekweni township, close to Paarl city, the former home to World Champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

Ask John McGrath how far he’s come to speak at the GAA coaching conference in Croke Park on Saturday and you don’t get an answer: you get a philosophy(...)

ICG chief executive Eamonn Rothwell. Photograph:  Mac Innes Photography

Irish Continental Group (ICG) is spending more than €165 million on what will be the world’s biggest car ferry for its Dublin to Holyhead route. The (...)

Star gaze at Finn Lough forest domes in Co Fermanagh

The most read feature in travel in 2017 was not about some exotic location abroad, but 100 of the best places to stay in Ireland. It seems when it com(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

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