Modelled after a Victorian brothel, Lillie’s Bordello quickly established itself as a celebrity stomping ground and later became synonymous with  excesses of the Celtic Tiger.

‘End of an era’ and ‘Where will we go now?’ were the common refrains as partyogers of a certain vintage flocked to Lillie’s Bordello for one final dan(...)

 Ray Mooney  beside a snooker table which sometimes becomes a dining area  in one of the two billiards rooms in the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“I think that the public think private clubs are very sniffy places, and to be fair in the case of the Kildare Street Club it is not wholly inaccurate(...)

Celebrations at the Aviva.  But we are not a people who do well with being told we’re the best in the world at anything. We all know this to be true.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It will have occurred to many who take this newspaper of a morning that Saturday night’s stirring victory over New Zealand was, by all the usual measu(...)

Evelyn Gaynor, store manager at Veritas, with some of the range of Pope Francis memorabilia and souvenirs on sale at  on Dublin’s Abbey Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Guinness-swilling, Irish dancing Francis and a solar-powered Pontiff who swings his hips on command are among the more “Popeular” products for sale (...)

Of all the movies in all the theatres in all the world...

“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon be(...)

Irish-American dancer and painter, Michael Flatley, has placed his lavish Cork home back on the open market with a 37 per cent price cut to €12.5milli(...)

Bono performs with U2 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the US leg of their d’s Experience + Innocence tour. Photograph: Photograph: Shane Bevel/The New York Times

In time-honoured Irish begrudger fashion, here is even more reason to bitch: U2’s wealth is now an estimated £569 million (€647.7 million) – up a whop(...)

Mick Moloney: concert at Dublin Castle’s Printworks Building on May 21st

Except that both events involve music, it’s probably safe to say there will little comparison between next week’s Eurovision Song Contest and a concer(...)

Artist Chára Nagle in her studio.

Look carefully, and you’ll find evidence aplenty that we’re rounding into a new bout of economic prosperity: cranes puncturing the city skylines. Mich(...)

When the Clarion Hotel rose above Limerick’s Steamboat Quay in 2002, nearly everyone thought that the city had finally “arrived”. With a height of 53m(...)

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