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The Address at Dublin 1 is a much-needed boutique experience on the city’s north side

A New North Star The North Star Hotel, opposite Connolly Station on Amiens Street, has had quite the makeover. Launched by Brian and Ciara McGettigan,(...)

A photograph from the exhibition The Light Gleams an Instant

Lightly built, with a relaxed manner and a watchful, gentle demeanour, Danish photographer Krass Clement was in Ireland recently for the opening of an(...)

Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche with a model  of the ‘WM Barkley’

It’s a popular Dublin prejudice that Guinness doesn’t travel well out of the city, especially overseas. But however true this is in peacetime, it was (...)

Regency Hotel: crime-scene tape at the hotel in 2016; it is now the Bonnington. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

On February 5th, 2016, at least four gunmen burst into the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra in Dublin, where a weigh-in for a WBO lightweight boxing match (...)

“In recent years, self-help has altered its guise. We are no longer dieting, we are clean eating, and we aren’t sweating like pigs at aerobics, we are a pilates-performing fitfam.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul was my gateway drug. It was the early 1990s, the United States was in the buoyancy of its early Clinton years, and my mother(...)

‘It was the best of times and the worst of times,’ says Robbie Williams of his bad-boy days. Photograph: Columbia Records/Sony Music

It’s that boyish grin. It’s broken a million hearts, forgiven him his Adidas years, and kept him the UK’s leading male solo star 20 years after his f(...)

Nasa/JPL-Caltech handout shows an artist’s conception of one possible appearance of the nearest rocky exoplanet found to date outside our solar system. Image: AFP/Getty Images

Astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside the solar system. Using Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers were a(...)

World-renowned economist Dr Arthur Laffer speaking at the Davenport Hotel in Dublin: “Ireland has an opportunity to really lead the world in economic growth and prosperity.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/Fennell

Ireland is a paragon of economic virtue when it comes to corporation tax but certifiably “crazy” as far as income tax goes, according to US economist (...)

The Maldron Hotel Citywest is the group’s fifth Irish hotel.

The McGettigan Hotels group has strengthened its stake in the Irish hotel industry by acquiring the Maldron Hotel Citywest and Kingswood Country House(...)

Shane O’Donnell (right) celebrates with team-mate Aaron Cunningham after scoring a goal during the second half of extra-time against Tipperary in the Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship semi-final  at Cusack Park. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile.

Clare can still leave an indelible mark on hurling in 2014. Four days after the senior champions lost to Wexford the under-21s were forced into extra(...)

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