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St Patrick’s experience centuries ago is uncomfortably analogous to the modern world, said Dr Piaras Mac Éinrí, an expert in migration at University College Cork.

A serious reflection on the “brutal reality” of forced migration and human trafficking would be a fitting way to embrace the legacy of St Patrick this(...)

Karin Dreijer as Fever Ray: creator of visually popping, expressive live shows

Don’t try to encapsulate Karin Dreijer by using tired old metrics. The breadth of her vision is such that it requires the most powerful of scopes to b(...)

Dublin Bay yacht Rockabill VI (Paul O’Higgins) is an early entry for June’s Round Ireland Race and July’s Cork Week Regatta. Photograph: David O’Brien

Tánaiste Simon Coveney hailed Volvo Cork Week’s drive for change at this week’s regatta launch on Haulbowline Island . Organisers Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

American orator, abolitionist, writer and escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) pictured circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Last week in the elegant surroundings of the Yale Club in New York, educators and historians from across the United States gathered for the annual Fre(...)

Beibhinn and Robert Marten at their home in Ringaroga, Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bebhinn Marten looks around her kitchen with satisfaction. “Robert and I had agreed on the work we each would do and he wanted to build the kitchen. B(...)

Michelin starred: Wild Honey,  Co Clare

East Cork meets west Cork Three top chefs are coming together to celebrate the best of Cork produce for a collaborative dinner event, “East Meets Wes(...)

Fastnet Rock:  a famous mark in yacht racing. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport/courtesy Baltimore RNLI

Plans to dim the beam of Fastnet Lighthouse – known as Ireland’s teardrop by departing emigrants, and a welcome sight for arriving sailors – have ups(...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

The “Ilen” workers: (front row) Br Anthony Keane, John Hegarty, Mary Rose Hegarty; (back row) Gary Mac Mahon, Gene O’Neill, Donal O’Sullivan, Paddy Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan, Ted O’Donovan, Mike Harris, Liam Hegarty, Colm O’Cuilleanain, Mary Jordan. Photograph:  Gary Mac Mahon

When Ireland’ s first round-world yachtsman Conor O’Brien designed and built a 56ft ketch more than 90 years ago, he was not to know that it would bec(...)

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