Sinead Murphy

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Les Doherty and Kat Ballhaus, as  Leopold and Molly Bloom of James Joyce’s Ulysses, prepare for Bloomsday Festival 2021, on Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s happening on June 16th? It’s Bloomsday, when James Joyce devotees celebrate his novel Ulysses. Remind me why that is Joyce’s enormous, ground-(...)

The Hibernian Metropolis by Senan Moloney

While he was holed up inside during the snow a few months ago, Senan Molony came up with a cunning plan, born of boredom. Among the more arcane side i(...)

Cuala celebrate their victory over Ballyea  in the All-Ireland club final last March. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s safe to say that the timing probably didn’t appeal greatly to Mattie Kenny. The former Galway mentor, who last March managed Cuala to Dublin’s fi(...)

James Joyce,  circa 1917. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The many similarities between sex and cricket may have escaped most literary authors but not, of course, James Joyce. In Finnegans Wake, he uses the g(...)

The first man to see my second child emerge into the world wasn’t my husband. That honour, if you will, fell to Dave the paramedic. Not that this was (...)

Britain has decided to impose a tax on sugary soft drinks as part of measures announced in the budget. Photograph: Getty

The Irish food industry will continue to oppose any attempts to introduce a sugar tax such as the one planned for Britain in 2018. The Irish food and(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

General practice has changed since my father began his career in the late 1970s. When Dr Murphy snr applied for his first post, more than 70 GPs appli(...)

One child treated in Temple Street hospital in Dublin weighed almost 30kg, double the average weight for their age-group. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Children as young as two are being treated for obesity at Temple Street hospital in Dublin, according to a leading paediatrician. Dr Sinéad Murphy sai(...)

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

 Conor Doyle, at his home in Glasnevin, Dublin: Conor has lost an impressive three stone since beginning the healthy lifestyles programme at Temple Street hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Turn up at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on certain evenings during the week and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were at a sp(...)

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