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James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

Portrait of George Berkeley by John Smybert (1727)

George Berkeley occupies a place in philosophy above perhaps any other Irish thinker. But the former bishop of Cloyne and Trinity College Dublin al(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)

Dublin book event to celebrate capital city in verse and song 2:07

A month-long programme of events celebrating a collection of verse and songs associated with Dublin was officially announced by Lord Mayor of Dubli(...)

Dante’s Inferno created a world of pain and suffering beyond all previous human imagination. His vision defined our modern picture of hell – a subterr(...)

Peter, Michael, John and Billy Tyrrell: the Tyrrell family has been building boats in Arklow since 1864

Even traditional industries must be prepared to chart new courses if they want to stay afloat, according to Billy Tyrrell, director of Arklow Marine S(...)

The New Yorker’s Malcolm Gladwell tried to riposte in a post called “Being Nice isn’t really so awful” but wandered into a silly argument about satire propping up, rather than subverting, the privileged and the status quo. Malcolm Gladwell Photograph: Theo Wargo/WireImage

I started speaking truth to power early. And my older brothers didn’t like it. They told me that archness in a 10-year-old was not welcome. I concocte(...)

Peter O’Toole and Anthony Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia

For many decades, dispute has raged as to whether Peter O’Toole, who has died in London at the age of 81, was really born in Connemara. Many claim he (...)

A handout picture provided by the German Meteorological Service (DWD)  shows a map depicting the cloud and wind velocity forecast for today.  Photograph:  EPA/DWD Handout

ESB crews have restored power to thousands of homes after a powerful storm hit the country. Wind speeds of 130km/h were recorded at Malin Head at 10a(...)

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