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  Liveline host Joe Duffy’s investigative skills make for interesting listening

Has Joe Duffy ever considered becoming a private detective? This isn’t meant as a sly hint, à la managers suggesting employees seek new opportunities (...)

Look out for pre-lit Christmas trees to remove the annual light detangling from your to-do list

Turkey bought? Done. List made and checked twice? Check. Champagne on ice? Of course. Yet even the best-laid plans can be derailed by last-minute issu(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

Bunny Carr’s final journey: Mass at St Fintan’s Church, Sutton, was followed by burial at St Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Bunny Carr was a pioneering broadcaster and the effective founder of modern media training in Ireland but the central narrative of his life was a love(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Charleton  Tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The chairman of the Charleton Tribunal has criticised Garda whistleblower Supt Dave Taylor’s withdrawal of almost all the allegations he made against (...)

No 1, The Coastguard Station, Tower Bay, Portrane, Co Dublin.

An old photograph on dúuchas.ie, the website of Ireland’s heritage service, shows a hand-drawn map of three smugglers’ caves in Portrane. In the golde(...)

'Where Ray D’Arcy once would mix folksy manner with prickly editorialising when holding court on his Today FM morning show, he has long sounded more constrained on  RTÉ Radio 1.' Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy sounds cheesed off. On Tuesday, the day after the Government announces a referendum on the Eighth Amendment banning abortion – an issue D’A(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal  in Dublin Castle on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a scene in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Quince, in reference to a play within the play, says: “We must have a wall in(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the Disclosures Tribunal  in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has claimed that deliberate and selective leaks to the media about the O’Higgins commission in 2016 were d(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: “I never received any preparatory training and I’m not sure where that reporting came from.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has dismissed media reports that she underwent media training paid for from public funds to prepare her for diffi(...)

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