Patrick Freyne

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage  delivering an anti-EU speech ahead of the vote. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

In a butchers in Chingford at 6.55 in the morning, butcher Andrew Shaw is embracing retired school teacher Mike Burke. “We did it,” he’s saying. “W(...)

Metteo Impelliccieri and Alessio Gagliardi. The two young Italian men seemed incredulous that the UK would ever leave the EU.

In Kilburn, the changing face of UK immigration is visible on the streets. You can see people there from all over the world, but if you listen you can(...)

Eurovision Song Contest winner 2016 Jamala representing Ukraine celebrates in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

The winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is Ukraine with a surprisingly powerful and political song. ‘1944’ was sung and written by Jamala, a w(...)

Nicky Byrne signs for Ireland with Sunlight during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Eurovision dream has crashed and Byrned, after ex-Westlife singer Nicky failed to light up Stockholm with his sparkly pop number Sunlight. D(...)

Brainstorming at 1916 Democracy Cafe: “People need to get involved and have a say in what happens.” Photograph: Nigel Hanlon

Mopping her porch on Sean O’Casey Avenue near Mountjoy Square in Dublin’s north inner-city, Ann Dolan has few hopes for Election 2016: “I don’t think (...)

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Friendship week: From best mates to bromances - All week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship When Bob Marley said(...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
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  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

Funny ha ha: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Photograph: Art Streiber/NBC/Getty

Funnily enough, no one knows what makes us laugh. Oh, sure, you know what makes you laugh: a chicken crossing the road. Somebody slipping on a banana (...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor, who plays Nidge in RTÉ’s Love/Hate. The final episode of the show drew more than 1 million viewers. Image: RTÉ.

The finale of Love/Hate drew an audience of more than 1 million viewers, RTÉ has said. The broadcaster said the final episode of season five had an av(...)

Projected images of people in a replica first-class cabin in the Titanic Experience. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Down the Belfast docks there’s a big, pointy, monolithic building that looks a bit like the vehicle the Jawas drive in Star Wars. Outside is a big (...)

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