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Author Sarah Breen and standup comedian Joanne McNally

When did you last cry? Sarah: I bawled my eyes out on Saturday night because I had a bottle of wine and I got a message from this girl who had read o(...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the River Inn on Shipquay Street in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As the final whistle blew in Copenhagen, members the Derry branch of the Republic of Ireland Supporters Club were turning their attention to Tuesday n(...)

Michael Cash (25), of Ashlawn Park, Ballybrack, Dublin,  was sentenced to 10 years in jail, with two years suspended, for what a judge described as a savage and brutal beating of an 89-year-old woman, Eva Sutton of Bray, Co Wicklow.  Photograph: The Evening Hearld

A man with 96 previous convictions was sentenced to 10 years in jail, with two years suspended, for what a judge described as a savage and brutal beat(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

The judge called the assaults ‘disgusting, disgraceful, vile, revolting, shocking, horrific and degrading’.

A Co Wicklow man has been jailed for two and a half years for sexually assaulting a young woman. The matter only came to light a day after the incid(...)

Eva Sutton had to leave her home of 54 years and has never returned. Photograph courtesy of RTE News

A man who brutally attacked an elderly woman in Co Wicklow has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, with two years suspended. Jamie O’Brien (22) for(...)

 Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. The experience of independence continues to resonate in the Greek mind. Photograph: Despina Spyrou

I discovered the music of Alexis Zoumbas not from any Greek source but from Donal Dineen’s Sunken Treasure column in The Ticket (November 25th). Zou(...)

John Boyne: “I came out when I was 22, but . . . it would have taken me a while of knowing someone before I could confide in them something that I would have seen as slightly shameful and embarrassing.”

The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a very moving, often funny book about a gay man’s life across seven decades of Irish history. It made me cry, I tell (...)

Illustration: iStock

The missus and me were up on the roof of the Ilac shopping centre, trying to catch a few eels for dinner, when we saw the ship come drifting out of t(...)

Anto Dolan: sat in the front passenger seat.

It wasn’t a great car but it would do the job nicely. Toyota Avensis. Red, 1998 registration. On the road after 15 years – a minor miracle in itself.(...)

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