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Andrew McDowell (l), European Investment Bank vice president and Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive of Irish Continental Group. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing the company behind Irish Ferries with €155 million to finance two ships. Irish Continental Group (IC(...)

Former president Mary McAleese   at the Hugh Lane Gallery in 2008, looking at Renoir’s Les Parapluies (The Umbrellas), one of 39 artworks at the centre of Sir Hugh Lane’s contested will. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland has a “moral claim” to a priceless trove of impressionist paintings, including world-famous works by Renoir, Monet and Manet, its British keep(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Lucia Joyce: Samuel Beckett kept a photograph of her in her silver fish costume. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Getty

Lucia Joyce, born to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste in 1907, has captured the imagination of many writers and artists as tragic muse. Film-m(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

Grattan Lodge, Balscadden Road, Howth, Co Dublin: €1.5m asking price

There is something magical about the views from the end of Balscadden Road in Howth. It is no wonder that this is the spot where Molly Bloom finally s(...)

Glenroe’s Miley and Biddy – but was Fidelma his true romance?

When you hear the “Irish romantics”, do you think WB Yeats and Patrick Kavanagh? Or Miley and Fidelma rolling in the hay? We won’t judge: there’s some(...)

Eamon de Valera speaks  at O’Connell’s monument in Ennis, Co Clare. “ He is very well thought of by his followers and considered extremely dangerous by the authorities . . . He is deified.” Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It is still possible to come across original sources for Ireland’s revolutionary period. The text here is a hitherto-neglected account of a visit to D(...)

Cappeen Ringfort, Co Cork, Ireland

Independent TD, Danny Healy-Rae’s latest claim that fairies are behind the subsidence of a roadway near Killarney may seem farcical, but his defence, (...)

 Jack Kyle scores a try against France in  Belfast in 1953.

Dr Jack Kyle was voted Ireland’s greatest ever rugby player in 2002, more than four decades after he had last represented his country. He first playe(...)

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