Oscar Wilde

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Irish Ferries has had to cancel about 2,300 bookings in July. Photograph: Eric Luke

What is going on with Irish Ferries? After spending months talking about its big new boat and even organising the naming competition which led to it (...)

The Irish Ferries vessel the ’Oscar Wilde’. File photograph

The holiday plans of thousands of families travelling to France this summer have been thrown into disarray after Irish Ferries cancelled bookings on i(...)

Pan Pan: 'The Importance of Nothing'

The Importance of Nothing The Everyman, Cork, Apr 9th-11th; Belltable, Limerick, Apr 13th-14th How does an experimental theatre company(...)

 Rwan Magzoub, Assumption Senior Girls NS; David Chiuariu and Jamie Kelly Maguire, St Mary’s Boys NS. Photo: Paul Sharp.

A group of schoolchildren have just done what many people only ever talk about: they have finished writing their first novels. Fifth- and sixth-class(...)

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 (...)

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