Willy Wonka

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Rob Kearney contests a high ball with George North at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The occasion demanded a positive result, the last match at the Aviva stadium for Ireland captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt and the home sid(...)

James Ryan takes a lineout ball. Photograph; Dan Sheridan

Ireland deserved their 22-17 victory based on the first 60-minutes of the World Cup warm-up match at the Principality stadium. But head coach Joe Sch(...)

Woodlawn House, The Oaks, Upper Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

Despite standing for 220 years, there is very little in State or online records about Woodlawn House in Dublin 14. Old photographs of the house show (...)

 The “Festival of Britain” appears under threat as the DUP will only support it if it is called the “Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” and held in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency of Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

There were plenty of Brexit-themed japes to be found on April Fool’s Day this year although, to be honest, they were hard to distinguish from the othe(...)

Tanya Sweeney pictured at home in Stoneybatter, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“How are you feeling?” People are routinely beaming at me as though I’ve invented penicillin, or won an Oscar. It seems churlish to admit to the truth(...)

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(...)

A Muppet Christmas Carol: What the dickens is going on?

Apparently, as well as shouty Brexit end-times, Christmas is happening. Here are some classic Christmas films to watch, lest you feel insufficiently C(...)

 Shaun Usher: “I became obsessed with the concept of letter-writing and how it was dying out.” Photograph:  Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images

When Shaun Usher started his website nine years ago, he didn’t have world domination on his mind. “I literally started the blog to pass the time in a(...)

Observers of Theresa May’s management of Brexit might raise some questions about the details and progress made. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Pool/EPA

There is a scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the (original) movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, where Wonka (Gene Wilder) demons(...)

In my day they’re what passed for tasty Christmas treats. We’d have sprouts for dessert covered in cream and they’d often come in selection boxes next to the Revels. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s December, and thanks to “liberals” (sorry for whispering but I’m in The Irish Times office) there’s absolutely no sign of any celebration anywher(...)

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