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Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

North Dublin Publications Ltd, which has been publishing free newspapers in the Dublin area for 33 years, has announced its closure.  File photograph: Getty Images

North Dublin Publications Ltd, which has been publishing free newspapers in the Dublin area for 33 years, has announced its closure. The company, wh(...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard, collaborators on Gordon’s game.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gordon’s Game by Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard (Penguin Ireland, €12.99) – As far as anyone can tell, this is the first time anyone’s had the idea of (...)

Alongside the 37-bedroom Jackson Court Hotel, Coppers went on the market in March for sale by private treaty

Late-night revellers can breathe a sigh of relief as landmark Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks has been taken off the market by its owners, having b(...)

Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard with Gordon’s Game, their  new children’s book. Photograph: Alan Betson

It started in a titty bar. Yes, well, there you have it. Welcome to your Saturday morning. Apologies, obviously. Not the usual intro to a piece about(...)

Paul Howard and his creation, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It was a means of getting under their skin,” remembers Paul Howard of his decision to invent an insufferably privileged, monstrously egotistical lion(...)

‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

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