Sean Duffy

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Michael Conlan (L) stopped Diego Alberto Ruiz in the ninth in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A hand injury almost derailed what was in the end a carefree victory for Michael Conlan in The Falls Park, Belfast on Sunday morning. The former amate(...)

Catering students Andrew Kelly, Lisa Wilson and Róisín Boyle at Killybegs School of Tourism. Photograph: Joe Boland/North West Newspix

For TV chef, food author and hotelier Brian McDermott, being a chef is more exciting now than ever before. Despite this, however, there is a serious s(...)

Ana Maria Alves Caiado, Olivia Rocha dos Santos and Joyce Correa da Silva in Gort: women are among the estimated 400 Brazilians living in the Galway town. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If Ana Maria Alves Caiado and Olivia Rocha dos Santos were given one surprise Christmas present, it would be the right to pay taxes in Ireland. “We (...)

Secretary of the Felons Club Gerry Scullion:  “My first instinct was not to vote at all, but I’ll probably be voting stay.” Photograph: Arthur Allison

Sipping an afternoon pint in the Felons Club on the Falls Road in west Belfast, Brian Gray is in no doubt about why the DUP is in favour of Brexit. (...)

Last stand: re-enacting the Battle of Clontarf. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the spring of 1014 Brian Boru mustered his forces and marched on Dublin to suppress a rebellion by King Sitric Silkenbeard and Sitric’s uncl(...)

Death of Brian Boru in his Tent, engraving by Edward Finden c. 1840. llustration: Getty Images/Bridgeman Art Library Bitter end: the death of Brian Boru in his tent, in an engraving by Edward Finden from The History of Ireland, Down to Its Last Chief. Illustration: Bridgeman/Getty

John Ford’s great movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ends with the line “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” It is a dictum whose for(...)