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Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

Krendl, the Escapist: “You have to focus on your heart rate. You know you’re losing consciousness, because your fingers go numb.”

We’re sitting in a bar opposite the Folies-Bergères, and I keep waiting for someone to produce an egg out of my ear. I am having drinks with a trio of(...)

The English Market: A survey of customers suggested the venue was overcrowded and trading had become sidelined to accommodate tour groups. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Tour operators bringing groups of tourists to the English Market in Cork will have to start booking visiting times under new rules drawn up by market (...)

A classic colonial home in an upscale urban neighborhood in St  Paul, Minnesota

I recently returned from a trip to New York. Apart from being slightly astonished at how Trump Tower seemed to loom over Fifth Avenue like the Death (...)

I was briefly outraged the other day to read of an unnamed British retailer now “testing electronic price tags that display an item’s price based on w(...)

Ivor Roberts wrote that ‘the ancient quarrel [between Britain and Ireland] is in the process of being solved’.

As Britain stands on the threshold of exiting the European Union, a paean to Brussels has been made public, in which the author, former British ambass(...)

Rev Bill Mullally: “Northern Ireland politics will be the poorer.”

One of the main Protestant churches in Ireland has warmly praised former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness for “his unstinting(...)

Felons Club in Belfast: after a meeting in the club in early January “Sinn Féin pressed a political nuclear button that has thrown Northern Ireland into uncertainty”. Photograph: from the club’s Facebook page

Inside the Felons Club in west Belfast the mood was immediately obvious. On a Saturday afternoon in early January several hundred republicans packed (...)

British prime minister Theresa May: declined to say if she would specifically criticise Mr Trump’s remarks about women. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Theresa May has promised that she will not flinch from challenging Donald Trump about “unacceptable” statements when she becomes the first foreign lea(...)

John Rocha, designer of fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors: Photograph  Simon Brown

John Rocha is one of Ireland’s foremost designers whose work encompasses fashion, jewellery, architecture, crystal and interiors and who has worked o(...)

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