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President Michael D Higgins. In February he  condemned journalists and academics for ‘feigned amnesia’ over British imperialism as the key shaper of Irish history. Photograph: Getty Images

The four main churches say they only found out through the media last week that President Higgins will not be attending their Northern Ireland centena(...)

The official ‘Craggy Island Tourist Office’ on Inis Mór.

This summer, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday mon(...)

Ardal O’Hanlon: has a talent for looking like the most guileless person on the planet. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The slightly rickety premise of Holy F*** (RTÉ One, 9.30pm) is that the Irish swear more than almost any other nation. Is this true? Irish people cert(...)

The University of Portsmouth has   carried out a study comparing the reactions of children to a real therapy dog and a robotic therapy dog. Getty Images

Something very creepy happened to me last week. I had just been for a stunningly beautiful spring walk at a local forest park with Zara, one of my dog(...)

Cathy Davey, at the Hard Working Class Heroes gig in Dublin in 2007. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Singer-songwriter Cathy Davey has said her charity My Lovely Horse Animal Rescue is €70,000 in debt this year despite a surge in abandoned animals as (...)

Panelto has been supplying St Mel’s with surplus bread and the brewery has been using it to make beer.

Turning bread into beer might sound far-fetched, but it’s an idea being fermented in Co Longford in a novel B2B project. At first glance, St Mel’s B(...)

Actor Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs Doyle in the show, at the launch of An Post stamps celebrating 25 years of Father Ted, at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New stamps to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the TV sitcom Father Ted have been unveiled in Dublin on Thursday. The four stamps feature one-l(...)

In short, humour is a safety valve – and no matter how bad things get, let us hope that we never lose our capacity to laugh at whatever life throws at us. Photograph: iStock

The book of Ecclesiastes tells us there is “a time to weep, and a time to laugh”. The strict dichotomy between weeping and laughter that this implies (...)

Passengers at the Departure Gates at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Someone – because it’s all so Monty Pythonesque, let’s call her Judith – who is on the pandemic unemployment paymen(...)

In recent years Graham Linehan has used the platform to critique what he calls “trans ideology”.

The Father Ted creator Graham Linehan has been permanently suspended from Twitter for breaching the site’s rules on banned words. Twitter said the ac(...)

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