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Luke Dempsey celebrates winning the 2019  Galway Plate with Borice. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has announced the Galway Festival will remain a seven-day meeting on its original dates this year. However, there will be signif(...)

Patrons at the Coleherne bar in Earls  Court in 1993. Photograph:  Ian Cook/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images

There was a sharp bite in the air but brilliant sunshine and an easing of the lockdown brought hundreds of us to Brompton Cemetery, singly and in pair(...)

The Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, which is due to placed into administration. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With the announcement that the once world-famous Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff is to be placed in administration, the sad story of Northern (...)

A 12th of July parade through Tandragee. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

What is “The Twelfth”? It is the annual Ulster Protestant celebration - held every year on July 12th - in religiously divided Northern Ireland that c(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

Grandad’s shoe box is seldom used now but remains  a precious possession Photograph: istock

It was a beautiful spring morning as I made my way along the country road. I stepped onto the grass verge to make way for an oncoming car and there si(...)

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy and Cork City’s Conor McCarthy compete for the ball during Saturday’s President’s Cup clash at Turner’s Cross. Photo: Ciaran Culligan/Inpho

A new season of the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland kicks off on Friday. The prospect means little to most of us. Indifference is mainly the lot of I(...)

Kate Middleton wore Carrickmacross lace on her wedding day.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the lesser-known casualties of the first World War was the Irish lace-making industry. It wasn’t quite killed off then, or since, and its survi(...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

A sketch of Averil  Deverell by the well-known Irish artist Seán O’Sullivan.

A trove of personal objects and legal documents belonging to one of the first two women called to the bar in Ireland or the United Kingdom has been fo(...)

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