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 Dermot Bannon with Tipperary clients  Mary Hayes and Joe Kenny. Photograph:  RTÉ

“Make America Great Again!” “Take Back Control!” “Let’s open up this space a little and maybe get a granite worktop and expose the wooden floor and ge(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

The entrance to the Thornton Hall site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost a decade and a half after the State bought the vast Thornton Hall site in north Co Dublin, it lies idle. But with the housing and homelessness(...)

Íde B. O’Carroll conducted 84 interviews in Ireland and America between 2013 and 2016 for the Archives of Irish America at New York University.

What Irish migrant Gerry Brennan most remembers about his first few months in America in the 1980s were two extremes he simply hadn’t anticipated: the(...)

Dermot Bannon: The professionally unimpressed architect has been replaced by your classic Irish man abroad. Photograph: Eric Luke

Whatever the original brief, the real joy of Dermot Bannon’s US Homes isn’t the chance to lose the run of ourselves over America’s fanciest cribs. Oh (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he was also looking at outsourcing the treatment of some of the teenagers awaiting scoliosis procedures

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he would welcome a Dáil debate on the Health Service Executive (HSE) plan on scoliosis due at the end of the(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the management of the health service could be better. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said there is “room for improvement” when it comes to how the State’s health service is managed. Opening a Dáil(...)

Drug-dealer Richard Keogh (30), from Cabra, Dublin, who was killed in 2008 outside a casino near Benalmadena. Photograph: RTÉ News

Once the playground of an Irish criminal fraternity keen to stay out of the reach of the Garda while earning vast fortunes under the sun, the heat has(...)

Harte scans the horizon for a herd: “There’s very little infrastructure there – we have to bring in our own water. But it’s funny how little you really need to be totally comfortable and happy.”

David Attenborough has a lot to answer for. I don’t even own a kitten, and yet I struggled to get through an episode of Planet Earth – which complete(...)

A terrace complete with homage to manager Stephen Kenny at Oriel Park.  Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many stories about how bad the bad old days got at Dundalk FC. Some are probably apocryphal, but all are plausible. What is certainly true(...)

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