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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(...)

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 (...)

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