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Harvey’s Point on Lough Eske in Donegal

There’s something incredibly decadent about decamping to a hotel or country house for a Christmas break. Whether you’re considering a Christmas Day fr(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

Huntington Castle, in Co Carlow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

ALEXANDER DURDIN ROBERTSON AND HIS WIFE, CLARE, ARE PRESERVING A STORIED FEMALE FAMILY PAST WITH LINKS BACK TO GRACE O’MALLEY, IRELAND’S PIRATE QUE(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

11 Nashville Park, Howth, Co Dublin: terraced house perched high above the village and harbour

In an 1893 essay entitled Village Ghosts, WB Yeats, a believer in the supernatural, gave a meticulous account of the ghosts of Howth. Of Hospital Lan(...)

The late John Moriarty. Andy O’Mahoney  on an RTÉ radio programme in 1985 introduced him with the words: ‘My guest tonight is one of the most remarkable people that I’ve ever met in my entire life.’ Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Who hasn’t felt the urge to drop out of society – to turn off the mobile phone, leave the rat race and retreat to the wilds? Diogenes was perhaps the(...)

  Anthony Lynam (80) from Inchicore, Dublin, who completed his Leaving Cert English exams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anthony Lynam left school as a youngster in 1955 without ever sitting a major exam. Now, at 80 years of age, he has finally set that right – and beco(...)

Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

Michael Craig Martin’s portrait of George Michael achieved £175,000 (£40,000-£60,000) at Christie’s.

Auction Results Christie’s March 14th and 15th: The George Michael Collection The sale raised in excess of €13 million for the late singer’s philant(...)

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(...)

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