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Of the 15 Georgian mansions in the Roebuck area, only two are still used as private houses and Roebuck Hill is one of them. (...)

 President Michael D  Higgins and his wife Sabina with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip before the banquet  at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Britain and Ireland shall “no longer allow our past to ensnare our future”, Queen Elizabeth said last night. In an addr(...)

Seamus Heaney: teamed up with Des Kavanagh as a boarder at St Columb’s College

Louis MacNeice on Nimmo’s pier head, Moya Cannon on the banks of the Corrib, Mairtín Ó Direáín east of Arainn ... wherever you walk in Galway, (...)

Val O’Donnell and Jim Butler perform during Myles Day, a celebration of the life and works of Flann O’Brien in the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

In a week when one famous Dublin Trinity felt the need to rebrand itself, the life of another was celebrated in a well-known city pub, with no (...)

 A scene from a dramatisation of  Tressell’s The Ragged  Trousered Philanthropists performed in London in 1949. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images
Run Ragged Run

When James Joyce’s Dubliners first appeared in 1914, it carried an advertisement on the dus(...)

A selection of the shopfronts from Dublin Shops: Photographs by Paul Tierney

‘He passed, dallying, the windows of Brown Thomas, silk mercers. Cascades of ribbons. Flimsy China silks,” wrote James Joyce in (...)

1. “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.” George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871) 2. “All happy f(...)

Anne Marie O’Farrell and her daughter Carmel at the launch of this year’s ESB Feis Ceoil which takes place in the RDS from March 31st to April 11th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 5,000 young musicians from around the country will compete in 186 competitions in this year’s ESB Feis (...)

The ultimate stereotype of yuppie greed and consumerism, Patrick Bateman was played by Christian Bale in the 2000 film adaptation of American Psycho
A series of unsaintly Patricks
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Patrick Bateman The antihero narrator of American Psycho , Patrick Bateman couldn’t be further from a saint. Of wealthy New York stock, young Pat(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden last night called on Northern Irish leaders to “keep going” in their pursuit of a deal to resolve the deadlock over flags, parades and the past. Photograph: Mario Ruiz/EPA

US vice-president Joe Biden last night called on Northern Irish leaders to “keep going” in their pursuit of a deal to resolve the deadlock ove(...)

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