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A letter has been sent to the chair of Roscommon County Council asking that the freedom of the county be bestowed on artist, doctor, and Booker-shortl(...)

Peadar Lamb  who died on Friday at the age of 87 appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Peadar Lamb was from Carraroe and of Connemara, and those places never left him, mourners heard at the funeral of the actor on Monday. Lamb, who died(...)

Chris Patten will speak about his recently released biography ‘First Confession: A Sort of Memoir’. Photograph: David Levenson/Bloomberg

The former governor of Hong Kong and British cabinet minister Chris Patten will be among the speakers at the Dublin Festival of History next month. M(...)

Antoine de Saint-Just:  sent many former comrades to the guillotine

I am writing this from a campsite in St-Just-Luzac, a commune on the French west coast, south of La Rochelle. It’s not yet clear to me which of many h(...)

Donal O’Sullivan: His character sketches are brilliant moments of personality

Although art has the reputation of being timeless, it has fashions like everything else. While the best artists follow the driving impulses of their o(...)

Eamon Dunphy and Paul Murphy during a Solidarity rally for a left alternative at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“First of all a confession: I was once a member of the PDs,” Eamon Dunphy told a rally in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on Sunday. It was a strange openin(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Lucy Deegan and her brother,Tom,  with her prize-winning portrait titled ‘Tom - Summer’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artistic talent runs deep in the Deegan family from Co Laois, who are no strangers to collecting awards. This year, 17-year-old Lucy snatched the ul(...)

Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs, Barrystown, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Known around the world for their glorious designs and wonderful workmanship, Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs live in an eco-friendly hou(...)

The new wall in front of Broadstone Depot building will be removed and replaced with something more appropriate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fair play to the good burghers of Phibsborough who have stemmed – or at least temporarily delayed – the tide of progress in the interest of aesthetics(...)

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