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Left Behind?

Ireland is nearly unique in European politics for its lack of a strong left. But is that finally changing?
By Jack Synnott
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No Laughing Matter

Why the struggles facing women in comedy are very real, very important and not funny at all.
By Alanna MacNamee
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A Drama Project and Direct Provision

On the stage of the Abbey, a group of young asylum seekers got a chance to tell their story.
By Shauna Donnelly
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Eoghan Murphy’s Law

Eoghan Murphy is the man behind Varadkar's rise. But is there substance behind the style?
By Jack Synnott
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Stranded in Strandhill for Reading Week

A jaunt around Ireland didn't go as planned, as Storm Emma trapped Ciannait Khan in Sligo.
By Ciannait Khan
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The Irish Crafts Hanging by a Thread

We talk to the taxidermists, basket-makers and puppeteers plying trades that belong to a different century.
By Blaithin Wilson
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Diarmuid Lyng’s Competing Cultures

Former Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng has never been afraid to go against the grain. He talks about his battle to reclaim his identity.
By Matthew Murphy
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A Dying Industry

If death is a business, it's still booming. But we talk to the undertakers worried about the future.
By Blaithin Wilson
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What Richard Did Next

For years, Richard Bullick was the brains behind the Democratic Unionist Party. Then power sharing collapsed.
By Dominic McGrath
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Caught in the Californian Desert

An unorthodox road trip through California offered an adventure into the countryside and encounters with interesting characters.
By Jayne Lernihan