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Some returning emigrants are being refused social welfare  because of lack of access to information on the Habitual Resident Condition. Photograph: Peter Muhly

Irish citizens returning home from abroad are facing significant barriers to housing and social welfare, a Government committee has heard. Representa(...)

 Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s riveting production of “Richard III” at the Abbey Theatre  Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s riveting production of “Richard III” at the Abbey Theatre

The riveting production of Richard III at the Abbey reminded me of one of the all-time great understatements. It was supposedly the last thing spoken (...)

The remains of Richard III. The last Plantagenet monarch.

When English monarch Richard III was dying of his battle wounds, he never anticipated that he would become “the scientific story of a decade”. More t(...)

Claudio Ranieri was sacked in February less than a year  after leading Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title. ‘The majority of Leicester fans backed the decision.’ Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs. – Richard II Now the end is near, we can say it would have been better had Shakespeare given this lin(...)

‘Studies  show we often confuse being angry with actually doing something. We think, “I took a stand on Twitter,” and then we move on,’ says Brant Hansen, author of Unoffendable. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Are people more prone to taking offence these days? Even asking that question has the potential to cause offence. “Oh, here we go again,” you may thi(...)

 Huge crowds celebrate Leicester City’s Premier League win in the city on Monday. Photograph:  Alex Pantling/Getty Images

More than 100,000 fans have saluted Leicester’s title-winning footballers amid “unbelievable” scenes during an open-top bus tour celebrating their Pre(...)

The Baptism of St Patrick: Harry Clarke’s stained-glass art is deeply questioning. St Patrick is haggard and weary; the image seems to invite us to wonder about his anxiety and about what would come after him

A room in the Bapst Art Library at Boston College has a rather extraordinary double stained glass window. Boston College is a Jesuit institution, and (...)

A print of a watercolour by an unknown Victorian artist of flooding in the Shannon

A rare 19th century book containing images of flooding on the river Shannon was among the highlights in the Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sale in the Clyd(...)

Richard Moat:  dashed from Belfast  to Dublin

Eircom chief executive Richard Moat dashed from Belfast down to Dublin on Monday morning for the UCD Smurfit Business Journalist Awards, which it spon(...)

Dromana House on the banks of the Blackwater in Waterford. Photographs: Bill Flynn

To wander into the kitchen at Dromana House is to understand immediately why one family has remained here for more than 800 years. The annivers(...)

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