Padraig Pearse

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Flake, from Old English flakka, for ‘flat, level, particle’
In a Word... May

What’s not to like about May? There’s Christy (Moore) and his “As I roved out on a bright May morning/To view the meadows and flowers gay./Whom should(...)

Should I have said something to the maskless man on the Dart? Photograph: Getty Images

I’m on the Dart, heading into work. It’s quiet. A couple of other workers, a family trying to keep the kids entertained. Two men get on: white, middle(...)

Still Life with Frying Pan, William Scott,  €200,000 (€200,000-€300,000), de Vere’s

In a year like no other, the first lockdown saw a huge number of sales postponed on the fine art and auction circuit. Sales were pushed to the back en(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaks at a graveside commemoration in Glasnevin to mark 150 years since the birth of Constance Markievicz. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley’s tweet comparing the Kilmichael ambush and the Narrow Water attacks that left 18 British soldiers dead was not just anothe(...)

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Graves, 1961, Twelve bottles, in their original wooden case achieved €29,000 (€12,000–€16,000) at Adam’s Fine Wine sale

 There were strong results at the recent Fine Wine and Spirits auction held by Adam’s of St Stephen’s Green on August 10th. With more than 95 pe(...)

Family members following the remains of Brendan Halligan after his funeral Mass at the Church of Holy Spirit, Ballyroan, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Brendan Halligan was Irish and European to the core, his funeral was told on Thursday morning. He was “the embodiment in one man of a plurality of ide(...)

Seán Boylan and Trevor Giles celebrate Meath’s Leinster victory in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“A Cavan man with no success whatsoever in Gaelic football,” Alan Bradley tells me, as if perfectly on cue. Because there is no scarcity of contradic(...)

Passengers wearing masks on public transport in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

As many people on Twitter will tell you, the compulsory wearing of masks is really a plot by George Soros, Big Mask and the Illuminati to take away ou(...)

A dejected Seán Cavanagh after the 2017 semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park. File photograph: Inpho

Three-time All-Ireland winner Seán Cavanagh doesn’t deserve to be “crucified” for referring to the North as “up here in the UK”, according to the man (...)

Lucy Agnes Smyth (L) with her daughter Sheila O’Leary at their home at Old Cabra Road in Dublin.Photograph: Meabh

When the worldwide call from the Irish health services came to Irish citizens, for frontline assistance with the emerging Covid-19 crisis in Ireland, (...)

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