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“The Jacks” has fallen out of fashion to describe the Dublin men’s GAA team, even as their female counterparts have been reviving it, with a twist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Along with the Mansion House Round Room itself, discussed here yesterday, the royal visit of 1821 may have bequeathed Dublin a small linguistic legacy(...)

Story of the escaped Dublin Zoo lion – on the loose in a Dublin toy shop – as it appeared in a 1950s illustrated Italian newspaper

Because it’s part of my neighbourhood – within even last year’s 2km Covid lockdown zone – I tend to take Dublin Zoo for granted. I pass it, running or(...)

A statue of Queen Victoria lies on the ground after being toppled  at the Manitoba legislature. Photograph: Shannon Vanraes/Reuters

A statue of Queen Victoria has been toppled in Canada amid growing outrage over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous children. A (...)

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. Image: iStock.

King George V’s speech which helped to end the War of Independence originally made no peace overtures, according to newly released documents. At the(...)

Belfast at about noon, June 22nd, 1921. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

“Belfast let itself go with a vengeance yesterday when it opened the heart of Ulster to receive its King and Queen.” So begins the main news report in(...)

England midfielder Jack Grealish in action against Scotland defender Kieran Tierney during the game at Wembley. Photograph:  Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Image

Day Eight and, at last, the game we’d all been waiting for: Sweden v Slovakia. If Ger Canning and Aine O’Gorman don’t get a joint gong at the 2021 Peo(...)

The Old Days by Jack B Yeats,  formerly owned by  film producer John Huston when he lived in Galway. (£500,000-£800,000/€581,300- €938,100). Christie’s

Two upcoming sales offer art lovers the opportunity to add some serious heavyweights to their collections. The first is the BJ Eastwood Collection, of(...)

The BBC’s drama series The Pursuit of Love is  television’s third crack at the tale of upper-crust nutters.

Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)

 Austin Clarke: The 125th anniversary of the birth of the poet. Photograph: Jack McManus

‘And O she was the Sunday/in every week”. Who now remembers the poet who wrote those lines used in a long-running Bord na Móna TV ad campaign? The 125(...)

Waiting for the Ferry by Jack B Yeats achieved €135,000 ( €100,000- €150,000) through Whyte’s

This time last year the art market was in uncharted waters. While galleries have suffered, the auction market had a booming year as many, within the c(...)

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