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 Liberties resident Colin Martin gives a hearing to  Lana Bruens and Shane Roberts of climate action groups Extinction Rebellion and One Future during a joint canvass  in the area. Photograph: Alan Betson

As a group of two dozen people collected pamphlets before fanning out and knocking on doors throughout the Liberties area of Dublin on Sunday afternoo(...)

Lora Ellard with her husband Luca Di Claudio and 15 month-old half-Irish/half-Italian baby Rían Di Claudio in Rome.
Welcome to my place ... Rome
  • Abroad
  • November 17, 2019, 06:01

Lora Ellard is originally from Borris, Co. Carlow. She moved to Rome in 2002 as an au-pair for what she says should have been a short, three-month pos(...)

A gender gap in educational attainment means boys get lower exam results than girls, are more likely to drop out, and are less likely to go to university than their female counterparts.

The language is alarming for parents and teachers of boys. We hear of “a crisis in masculinity” in schools and about how “failing boys” are not reachi(...)

A Roman abacus. But what did the Romans really do for mathematics?

The ancient Romans developed many new techniques for engineering and architecture. The citizens of Rome enjoyed fountains, public baths, central heati(...)

“The white poppy is a statement of peace as opposed to the red poppy which has become embroiled in UK politics,” the Quakers said. Photograph: iStock

Dublin Quakers have hailed the public response to their invitation to join them in making white poppies as an art installation on Armistice Day. ”The(...)

Pope Francis. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, following so soon after the discovery of yet more horrific crimes committed by Catholic clergy against ch(...)

Rush Harbour: the town’s harbour and its two beaches offer a range of watersports. Photograph: Tom Honan

Newcomers to the town of Rush is north Co Dublin can’t help but fall for its picture-postcard looks. Whether approaching it from the west, along rural(...)

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin in August

The fourth international gathering of the Church Reform Network takes place in Bratislava this week, from June 11th to 15th. This network, which is ma(...)

Johnny Lynch: the man and one of the beasts behind Macroom Mozzarella.

When Johnny Lynch decided to replace his herd of dairy cows in 2009 with 31 water buffalo calves that he found for sale on a farm in Italy, his neighb(...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

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