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MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 With the centenary of the(...)

“McKenna’s Fort,”  a play about Roger Casement’s role in the Rising will have its world premiere next week at the New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

St Patrick’s Day, 1916 St Patrick’s Day 1916 was a very busy one for the Irish Volunteers in their last public engagement before the Easter Rising.(...)

Funchu Tamang (101) sits on a bed in a hospital in Nuwakot district on Sunday around 80 kilometres  northwest of Kathmandu where he was taken after being rescued from his collapsed home a day earlier. Photograph: AFP/ etty Images

A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after an earthquake hit the country, police said on Sunday.F(...)

Nepalese civilians and police personnel clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu on May 2nd, 2015, one week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal’s earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives. Photograph: Menahem Kahanem/AFP

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake was being held up at the country’s only international airport because of (...)

Italian defence minister Roberta Pinotti (L) welcomes  Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  during the EU informal meeting of defence ministers in Milan, Italy September 9th, 2014. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has expressed confidence the United Nations will make changes to its peacekeeping mission to the Golan Heights. Mr (...)

New-born baby Bea Joy is held as mother Emily Ortega (21) rests after giving birth at an improvised clinic at Tacloban airport yesterday. Bea Joy was named after her grandmother Beatrice, who is missing following the onslaught of typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Bullit Marquez/AP Photo

The first trickle of aid began to arrive in regions of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan yesterday as the country’s president, Benigno Aq(...)

Futureproofing theatre

When I heard the sad news of Lou Reed’s death last week, I reached for one of his songs. All Tomorrow’s Parties, sung by Nico, had already been on my (...)

Celbridge 0-23 Éire Óg/Corrachoill 2-11: Celbridge regained the Kildare senior hurling crown with six points to spare over Éire Óg/Corrachoill at a dr(...)

The shutters were down at 157 Parnell Street in Dublin today. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The operator of a small supermarket on Dublin’s Parnell Street, Ji Rong Zheng, made a tax settlement of €1.59 million after a Revenue audit, according(...)

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