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Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

Charlie Connelly mixes historical anecdote with reportage and memoir as he goes “in search of the magic of radio”.

A veteran of the Royal Air Corps during the first World War and a cousin of the writer Aldous Huxley, Capt Peter Eckersley seems like an unlikely prec(...)

Designer-maker Scott Benefield from Co Antrim who has the North’s only artisanal glassblowing studio, BTU Studio

Furniture designer Colin Harris set up his own studio in Newcastle, Co Dublin in 2015 – but he’s far from being a novice. An engineering graduate fro(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘I’m a real person who wants to eat delicious stuff’. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at Marcus, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel, London, just as the lunch service is getting started. Perfec(...)

Annie Besant filled halls across Britain as one of the National Secular Society’s most effective public speakers, and worked as a journalist for the National Reformer.

In 1874, Annie Besant left her controlling husband and reinvented herself as one of Victorian Britain’s leading activists. Fifteen years later, she re(...)

 Crowds attend the ‘standing down’ ceremony for the Haunting Soldier, in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It was billed as the people’s farewell to the Haunting Soldier, the giant installation made of scrap metal which has galvanised many into remembrance (...)

Capt Sinéad Reen, of the National Maritime College of Ireland,  was the first Irish woman to qualify as a master mariner. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Not so long ago, a British navy captain received an extraordinary reaction to a video he posted on Twitter in response to a jibe about “women drivers”(...)

Workmen clean the Hautings Soldier which in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

The first World War scrap metal sculpture, the Hauntings Soldier, installed in Dublin earlier this month, was vandalised in the early hours of Thursda(...)

‘Haunting Soldier’: Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap metal, this monumental installation is temporarily located (as above) at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Few art works associated with the first World War are as impressive as the Haunting Soldier. Created in 2017 in Dorset, England, from bits of scrap m(...)

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