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 Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow. File photograph: Eric Luke

“I stayed at home for a long, long time. I think I was about 25 or 26,” says Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard about his reluctance to leave hi(...)

Since it first opened in 1996, Copper Face Jacks has become an Irish institution, a place where you are guaranteed to bump into a guard.

On Thursday night, Copper Face Jacks on Harcourt Street was decked out in St Patrick’s Day bunting, bracing itself for the long weekend ahead. Inside(...)

Coppers is owned by Cathal and Paula Jackson, who have invested heavily in the business.

One of Ireland’s most famous venues, Copper Face Jacks in Dublin, is up for sale, with industry sources suggesting it could fetch up to €40 million. (...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

Activists who occupied a property on Summerhill Parade in Dublin have held several demonstrations outside the property, attended by large groups of supporters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shortly after 7pm on Tuesday, August 7th, a group of housing activists broke into and occupied a property on Summerhill Parade, in north inner-city Du(...)

Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

Roseanna Purcell: ‘Taking the proper safety precautions is vital, and I would urge everyone to be safe when they’re on the saddle.’

I bought my bicycle in 2015 to relieve the stress bus timetables and traffic delays can induce when you have an audition, rehearsal or social event t(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical ★★★ Olympia Theatre, Dublin  Apparently, the idea for Copper Face Jacks: The Musical began with the title. And, (...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

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