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The Original Dixieland Jazz Band: despite their worldwide acclaim from 1917 until 1925 they have largely been ignored or derided in jazz history

This year marks the centenary of the issuing of the first ever jazz record. This was Victor Catalogue Number 18255 released by the Victor Talking Mach(...)

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy of Europe look on during afternoon fourball matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

Celebrity weddings in Ireland are par for the course now but news that Rory McIlroy is to marry Erica Stoll in Ashford Castle later this month is stil(...)

Paul Gleeson with a copy of the original Lease from 1811 at the restored Merchant’s House and Store in Kilrush. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Remember the terrible scene in the movie Brooklyn when bitter old shopkeeper “Nettles” Kelly invites Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) up to her sitting room to t(...)

Puppets of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mandelson and Gerry Adams sold at Whyte’s auction for a combined total of €2,150

Three caricature puppets – of Gerry Adams, Peter Mandelson and Nelson Mandela – made for the satirical British TV show Spitting Image, which aired in (...)

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: faced with a new and unfamiliar political dispensation in 1922, southern Protestants had to juggle with a potentially disastrous disconnect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The 1999-2000 European Values Study – which included a look at citizenship – came up with something surprising about Protestants in the Republic of Ir(...)

Kenmare: where to go for a good night’s sleep – not!

October midterm falls at a good time: two months in school and the children are ready for a break. The weather is changing, the clocks are going back(...)

Luna community manager Leo Molloy said they were ‘over the moon’ at the win which they attributed to hard work

Dublin restaurant Luna, which has been open for less than a year, has been recognised as the best eatery in Ireland. The Drury Street business opene(...)

A photograph of Michael Collins, by Keogh of Dublin, depicting him in the uniform of the Irish Volunteers in about 1918

“Ireland is facing very grave problems. It will need the strength and courage of the whole nation, and the help of all our race to carry us safely thr(...)

David Lane: a   “surgeon’s surgeon” who operated on many doctors and other surgeons. He was also oboist with the Dublin Baroque Players

David Lane, who has died aged 88, was an outstanding and admired Dublin surgeon and an accomplished musician. He spent his working career in what is (...)

A cast iron Hong Kong post box is seen with British royal cipher in Central District, Hong Kong, China, October 2015. Photograph: Alex Hofford

Hong Kong is currently grappling with one of the key identity issues that post-colonial territories, including Ireland, all have to deal with – what d(...)

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