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Bible stories may not be factual – but they are nonetheless true

Bible stories may not be factual – but they are nonetheless true

By Rev Bridget Spain  Rev Spain is minister at the Unitarian Church on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green This article originally appeared in the Irish Times. Ever since science disproved the factual accuracy of the Jewish scriptures, the stories contained in them have been largely ignored. This is true of the story …

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Irish writer on meeting the mother who was forced to give him away

Nik Quaife with his two mothers

Nik Quaife’s Irish mother had to give him up for adoption as a baby. He was brought up by an English mother. Here he tells how the two women eventually met and got on well together. I have two mums: Mary, my Irish birth mother who, in 1973, gave me …

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The Yeats family collection – the final chapter

Hundreds of items of WB Yeats memorabilia are set to be sold at auction

Hundreds of items belonging or relating to Irish writer WB Yeats are set to be sold at auction. They include personal letters, memorabilia and paintings. It will be the last time such a large collection of Yeats items will ever be auctioned. Bridget O’Dea tells us about the auction and …

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Who Killed Dorothy Kilgallen – the reporter investigating President Kennedy assassination?

Who killed Dorothy Kilgallen?

by Bill Hughes On November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas, Texas, his supposed killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, was under arrest. He was held at the city’s police headquarters under very heavy guard. He kept on telling the cops, “I’m just a …

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Film – Reviews Jun 28

Central Intelligence movie - Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (12A, 108 mins) Comedy/Action/Romance. Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Tim Griffin, Timothy John Smith, Thomas Kretschmann, Phil Reeves. Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Released: July 1 (UK & Ireland) Underscored with a heartfelt anti-bullying message, Central Intelligence is a surprisingly sweet and goofy mismatched buddy comedy …

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Parents: are you 'oversharing' on Facebook?

mother typing onto a laptop

When a baby or child achieves something fantastic – from taking their first steps to coming top in an exam – it’s hard for many parents not to jump straight on social media to share it with the world. But have you ever thought about how your post may be …

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