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Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

We are a long way from Reno. On an Autumn afternoon in Ranelagh the sun is coming through the high windows at an angle to dazzle the eye. Annie Ryan, (...)

The new Oscar Wilde bar which has opened in New York, after a $4 million investment by Irish duo Frank McCole and Tommy Burke

Step inside a new literary haunt in New York and you’ll find 26 clocks that never change time. They are all set at 1.50pm, the time of death of the wr(...)

The bright lights of Chicago, where shopping is the visitors’ favourite sport. Photograph: Getty Images

You say Chicago and I think Cubs (baseball), Bears (football) and Bulls (ice hockey). Add a legendary Irish rugby victory over the All Blacks (40-29, (...)

 Louis Armstrong (fourth left) and his Stompers in  Chicago in 1927. Armstrong arrived from New Orleans in 1922. Photograph:  PhotoQuest/Getty Images

Irish visitors to Chicago this year will find their eyes drawn to the 1916 banners fluttering from lampposts on Michigan Avenue, the Windy City’s main(...)

 The Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury hotel is now open for the festive season

Thanksgiving Day parades New York: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, has been an institution since 1924, drawing more than 3.5 million sp(...)

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen: “We’re expecting a physical encounter, one where they’ll kick the ball a fair bit. Sexton and Murray are both key guys at driving them around the park and have real variation in their kicking game.”

There are chinks of vulnerability there, what with their first three locks all ruled out and an untried, makeshift second-row, a rusty openside and sc(...)

Dance Mania was the Chicago label which was home to the Windy City’s toughest, hardest house producers during the mid-90s. Tracks full of rudimenta(...)

The Chicago rapper homes in on his home town for his 10th album, though the Windy City has provided fertile fodder for his flow, insights and observat(...)

Then and now: an artist’s impression of the Chicago Spire

Walk south along the shore of Lake Michigan and next to a busy underpass before the Chicago River you will find a big hole in the ground. Into (...)

The woman behind the counter in Walgreens drug store on Michigan Avenue remarks on my accent and tells me she has been to Ireland twice, both t(...)