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For centuries, lilac has been prized as a cut-flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What is it about a lilac in full bloom that so touches the heart? The poet and essayist Walt Whitman called this woody plant’s intensely perfumed flow(...)

The WB Yeats delivered in December 2018 commenced sailings on January 22nd.

Brexit worries continue to hit Irish-UK tourist traffic despite the two countries’ pledge to preserve free travel, according to Eamonn Rothwell, chief(...)

Alfie’s restaurant in the Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry, hosts a buzzy brunch.

Get moving Sligo hosts an adventure weekend for all ages and abilities this May 18th and 19th, introducing an exciting range of outdoor activities to(...)

Prof Terence Dolan: Expert in medieval English literature and author of the celebrated Dictionary of Hiberno-English. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Prof Terence Dolan, English academic and radio expert on all manner of phraseology and word use, has died following a long battle with illness. A fo(...)

Lot 52, Paul Henry’s  Evening in Achill (€150,000–€250,000) at Morgan O’Driscoll’s sale.

For the first time, auctioneer Morgan O’Driscoll has taken lots from his upcoming Irish and International Art Sale on tour. Having just returned from (...)

Ryanair joined several aviation stocks that got lift off from the Brexit deadline extension

Travel stocks gained extra mileage from the Brexit deadline extension on a day that markets rose across Europe. Indications from European Central Ban(...)

Table talk: Druid Theatre’s Furniture

FURNITURE Siamsa Tíre, Tralee Mar 29-30; Glór, Ennis, Co Clare Apr 2-3 8pm €21-€26 (Tour continues until May 4, including Galway, Donegal, Sligo, Rosc(...)

Bewley’s of Grafton Street: the facade of the landmark Dublin cafe

You’re walking down Grafton Street in Dublin and duck into Bewley’s, that institution of a coffee house that’s so familiar we hardly ever think about (...)

In a Word...

The lady on the radio was adamant. No, not Adam Ant (whatever happened him?) but adamant. (Okay, okay, silence back there. Adam Ant is now 64, alive (...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

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