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A farewell to Gaybo

By Eoin Meegan There was a widespread outpouring of grief across the country when the news broke of the sad passing of Gay Byrne last month. It was almost a cathartic experience for the nation. Here was a man Ireland […]

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Dublin street art under threat

By Geneva Pattison Ireland is the country of saints and scholars, of rebels and revolutionaries and, of course, a long legacy of creativity. This essence of freedom and artistry is ingrained in us. However, more recently there has been a […]

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Pride of the Neighbourhood

BY Kathrin Kobus The year 2019 concluded  for St. Patricks Rowing Club with a truly huge award they received at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on the 30th of November. The very same day the boats were out on the […]

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Art Source 2019

By Geneva Pattison The largest art fair in Ireland made a welcome return to Dublin from the 15th to the 17th of November in the RDS. Art Source featured work from 200 professional artists and galleries, from both Irish and […]

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The story of John Hearn

By Peter McNamara For over 70 years, a question mark hung over the fate of local lad John Hearn. In 1939, he went off to join the merchant navy during the Second World War, aged 19. From that date, up […]

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Reader’s View: Homeless Dublin

By Michael Behan It’s hard to believe that, in this day and age, over 10,000 people are homeless in Ireland, with a concentration in Dublin, and a third of which are children. Most homeless families are invisible as they struggle […]

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Molly Woods – Donnybrook’s forgotten heroine

By Eoin Meegan One of the lesser-known players in this country’s struggle for independence is one Molly Woods. A close friend of Michael Collins, Woods orchestrated the exchange of arms from her home in Donnybrook and provided a safe haven […]

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THE EDITOR’S CORNER

Beibhinn Byrne And so another year comes to a close, not just a year but to borrow Auden’s September 1, 1939 ‘a low, dishonest decade.’ We are in appalling trouble with the grim inequality, ecocide and frightening disconnection. But as […]

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Maggie and me

By Anthony O’Reardon Sometime early in 2016 I received a phone call from a historian by the name of Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc. He was writing a book about the War of Independence: Truce: Murder, Myth and the Last Days […]

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He’s Behind You! The Story Of Dublin Panto

By Dermot Carmody For generations of Dubliners the traditional Christmas pantomime has been regarded as the most family fun you can have in public dressed up as someone of the opposite sex. The stars of Christmas Panto in places like […]

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