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  Alex Ferguson’s son Jason  has made a moving and absorbing documentary about his father. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

‘You’re lying on your bed and you are on your own,” Alex Ferguson says as he remembers being in hospital exactly three years ago this week when, after(...)

The Barryroe oilfield off Co Cork. File photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Proposals for a net-zero carbon emissions hub in the Cork region and a “critical infrastructure” project in the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo will be (...)

 Austin Clarke: The 125th anniversary of the birth of the poet. Photograph: Jack McManus

‘And O she was the Sunday/in every week”. Who now remembers the poet who wrote those lines used in a long-running Bord na Móna TV ad campaign? The 125(...)

The number of drugs crimes in 2020 were at Celtic Tiger-era levels. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Last September, armed gardaí charged with tackling Ireland’s drugs criminals searched properties 200km apart in Mountmellick, Co Laois, and the tiny v(...)

A total of 23,285 drug crimes were recorded last year, an increase of 9%  to a level only previously seen in 2008.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s drugs trade is experiencing a boom, with new figures showing that recorded drug crime last year surged to levels not seen since the Celtic T(...)

The Grosse Île Irish Memorial National Historic Site in Quebec. Photograph: Jeff Greenberg/Getty Images

As our cargo ship of the Ellerman Line moved along the Gulf of St Lawrence seaway towards the port city of Quebec, I went to the wing of the bridge to(...)

Headlinification of discourse scorches subtlety and middle ground.

I don’t write the headlines for this column. That’s done by someone else and requires a particular skill. It’s supposed to give you an idea what the c(...)

Damien McCallig said he photographed the submarine passing 20 miles northwest of Malin Head on Thursday morning. Photograph: Damien McCallig/Twitter

A British nuclear armed submarine spotted off the coast of Co Donegal was operating within maritime regulations, the Defence Forces has said. Damien (...)

Garry Ringrose: Leinster welcome back some big guns from injury such as  Ringrose, who captains the side against Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup: Leinster v Munster Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin. On TV: Live on eirSport 1, Premier Sports 1(...)

Fangzhe Qiu,  who is a lecturer and assistant professor at UCD’s School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore: ‘It’s not just about the delay, it’s the attitude towards the Irish language.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A Chinese couple who applied for Irish citizenship last year had the paperwork returned by the Department of Justice because they had submitted the ap(...)

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