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Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

Extra Ordinary requires epic suspension of disbelief

You couldn’t accuse Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, writer-directors of this amusing Irish comedy, of selling us short on knockabout content. Extra Ordi(...)

Dún Laoghaire rooftop view

It’s our oldest commuter town, a major port – and a planning mess. Poor little rich suburb “I was surprised when I started spending more time ar(...)

Dún Laoghaire harbour. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has abandoned plans to construct a controversial berth for cruise ships in the south Dublin suburb. The €30 mil(...)

Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

Fine Gael blasphemy referendum canvass at Tara Street Dart station, with YFG members (t-shirts), and (left to right) Sen Anthony Lawlor, Sen Colm Burke, Minister Charlie Flanagan, Sen Michelle Mulherin, and Cllr Barry Ward. Source: Jack Power/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, three Senators, and a few eager Young Fine Gael members turned up for a canvass outside Dublin’s Tara Street tr(...)

Emmett J Scanlan: ‘It feels like I’ve been doing more material that really makes me salivate’

It’s been eight years since Emmett J Scanlan starred in Charlie Casanova, Terry McMahon’s film about a sociopath who decides his life by the draw of t(...)

Nelly begins the series as prime suspect for his daughter’s disappearance, but quickly becomes her seeker

Late in the second episode of Save Me (Sky Atlantic, Wednesday, 9pm), a new six-part drama series created by and starring Lennie James, our dissipated(...)

The area has been sealed off pending a Garda examination. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was attacked by someone armed with a broken bottle in Dún Laoghaire yesterday afternoon The v(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

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