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The Xtra-Vision store on the corner of Baggot Street and Waterloo Road in Dublin: Try to explain to a child of the 21st century what a video library was and watch confusion cloud their faces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, in an idle moment, Pricewatch took to Twitter and asked about the shops which have closed that people missed the most. The response was en(...)

Ireland head coach Jason Donohue speaks to players and staff. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

It is one of the quirkier facts of Irish football that it took until June 2018 and Darragh Lenihan’s arrival on after 35 minutes for John O’Shea in th(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: refused to agree to judicial appointments last year as he was seeking reforms of the way judges are appointed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Cabinet has decided to make a number of judicial appointments, including a number with Fine Gael links, to fill vacancies arising because of the r(...)

Priscilla Gahan: “Someone needs to be held responsible for the way they handled my case – even if he hadn’t gone on to kill two other girls.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Since she heard that Robert Howard was dead, Priscilla Gahan has felt overwhelmed by emotions that she thought she had managed to bury during the 21 y(...)

The Kilternan Hotel in south Co Dublin was sold last year to the Comer Group for about €7 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

An exercise pool for horses is in a planning application lodged by the new owners of the Kilternan Hotel in south Co Dublin. The partially rebu(...)

 United States Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, waves to supporters with his wife Elaine Chao during his victory celebration at the Marriott East Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. Photograph: Mark Lyons/EPA

US president Barack Obama suffered a heavy political defeat as Republicans won back the Senate from Democrats in the US midterm elections, giving the (...)

President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina  and Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Simon Carswell in ChicagoSandra hasn’t seen her father in Ireland for seven and a half years. She and her husband Neil emigrated to Chicago from Buncr(...)

President Michael D Higgins, delivers the commencement speech at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, US, yesterday. Photograph: Steve C Mitchell/EPA

Many new emigrants to the United States, while feeling a sense of loss at leaving Ireland, are highly skilled and have opportunities to use those skil(...)

President Michael D. Higgins pictured with his wife Sabina and president McRobbie of Indiana University at the university yesterday.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins urged new graduates at Indiana University, where he studied in the 1960s, to “challenge assumptions” and “guard against th(...)

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