GK Chesterton: rallied to his country’s side

Reading contemporary reports of the RMS Leinster disaster, which happened 100 years ago last Wednesday, it’s striking how the outcome of the first Wor(...)

 Targets with only a moustache or beard were addressed as ‘walrus’ or ‘beaver’. A man with both was called ‘Royal Beaver’. Photograph: iStock 

Grim as the autumn of 1922 must have been in Ireland, it had its frivolous moments too. Some of them centred on a game involving policemen – the same (...)

Number 32 Synge Street

George Bernard Shaw was born in Synge Street in 1856, and spent a famously unhappy childhood there. “Rich only in dreams, frightful and loveless in re(...)

Evening sunlight over Dublin Bay, as seen from the Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Even allowing for higher-than-average levels of sophistication in the south Dublin suburbs of Dalkey and Killiney, it seems remarkable that one of the(...)

Floral tribute to Savita Halappanavar at the George Bernard Shaw pub in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The group behind some of the most recognisable street art in Dublin have released a video documentary calling on the city council to radically change (...)

George Bernard Shaw. Photograph: Sasha/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the coverage of Robert Kennedy’s 50th anniversary, it was widely suggested that he was author of the famous phrase: “Some men see things as they ar(...)

It is to that great Dubliner George Bernard Shaw the quote “I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter”, is most frequent(...)

'If implemented properly a location tax would address dereliction and liberate millions of income tax payers from the heavy burden of excessive income tax.' Photograph: Getty Images

The wannabe Conor McGregor stares out the window from the Luas at the cut-stone walls of Grangegorman. He wears baby-blue Adidas and Nike combo, Moncl(...)

 Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Like anybody who has ever visited Paris, I have seen the Mona Lisa.  That’s to say, I have stood in the room where it hangs and have looked long (...)

Tahilla Cove Tahilla Sneem Co Kerry

An 11 acre plot of land near Sneem in Co Kerry was purchased in the 1930’s by Horace Roye, the English photographer whose nude portraits scandalised L(...)

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