The Beacon Hospital in Dublin. Coronavirus vaccine operations at the private hospital are to be suspended after it used spare doses to vaccinate teachers at a private school. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On March 19th, Ireland got its first dedicated hospital clinic for treating what is commonly known as long Covid. The virus leaves many people who hav(...)

Paddy Murray

And on it goes. A year has passed, largely without pubs or restaurants or most of the shops we used to like visiting. It has passed, in many cases, (...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed co-living scheme  on the Kiely’s site.

Dublin 4 residents have made a last-ditch attempt to prevent the demolition of the well-known Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook to make way for a shared co-li(...)

Swimming is now Ireland’s second participation sport involving some 9 per cent of the population. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

That first toe in the sea is a reassuring surprise. The December swimmer, torn by “not today perhaps” doubts as he orshe tiptoes down the Forty Foot r(...)

An impression of the new development in Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Plans have been lodged with Dublin City Council for the demolition of the well known Kiely’s pub in Donnybrook in Dublin 4 to make way for a seven-sto(...)

 Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp remains free to impose arbitrary blanket bans on any group of people it does not like. Photograph: Frank Miller

Is “cancel culture” a real thing or just another way to weaponise the self-pity of powerful men? Donald Trump is banking on it to restore his rapidly (...)

A complainant took issue with a column detailing “anglophobic abuse” by children in a Ross O'Carroll Kelly column towards English fans at a rugby match

A photograph of a child visiting his father in prison and an allegation the Ross O’Carroll Kelly column is racist against English people were some of (...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

Kiely’s of Donnybrook has been acquired for development by former Leinster rugby player Shane Whelan. Photograph: Alan Betson

The famous south Dublin pub Kiely’s of Donnybrook may be gone, but its long-standing association with Leinster Rugby and its best-known supporter, the(...)

“If Brexit ever happens, it will leave Ireland as the European Union’s only officially English-speaking country. Or maybe not.” iStock

When my local supermarket changed ATMs recently, the new machine featured an interesting reflection of the modern Irish economy. Among the six languag(...)

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