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Remembering slain journalist Lyra McKee one year on

in Politics/Society
Stormont in Belfast
Stormont in Belfast. Public domain photo

“A young, gay, female journalist… was killed in an act of terror, one year ago. Today the Covid-19 virus, a global pandemic which does not recognise borders or religion… is a powerful reminder of the suffering we all experience in this world.”

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Käthe Kollwitz: Ireland meets German icon

in Arts/What's on
By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=828714
By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Kollwitz’s artwork on display in Dublin focuses on war and, in particular, the grief felt after the death and destruction caused by it.

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St. Patrick’s: beyond the green boozy party

in Culture / Entertainment/Society

If St. Patrick’s Day is about celebrating Irish culture, and Irish culture is drinking, then we are doing a pretty good job. Saint Patrick, however, may be turning in his grave.

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Keren Shalev: Boat Wreck

in Arts/O & P Highlights

Keren Shalev didn’t feel a meaningful connection to Ireland before she went, but once she got there she felt completely immersed with her surroundings immediately.

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An Irish legend in Leipzig

in My Leipzig

Meeting Noel McCormack on his own pub turf – Noel’s Ballroom – is an experience a lot of Leipzigers talk about.

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