Tom Farrell is a freelance journalist based in Dublin who has written extensively on Asian politics for various publications in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere.
Brushing Up: The Buddhist Shrine in St Patrick's Cathedral
Under the ribbed vaults of a Gothic cathedral in Dublin’s city centre, a sculpture serves as a reminder of the complex relationship between Dublin and Rangoon.
The Balbriggan Gospel Choir Puts Out an Open Invitation
“Any nationality, no matter where you’re from, and we want to specify that: no matter where you’re from, we really want everybody to come together,” says Jayne Robinson.
NTA Drops Objection to Lidl and Student Accommodation in Ballymun
But the damage has been done, says Fianna Fáil Councillor Paul McAulliffe. “I’m worried about the chilling effect this will have on investment,” he says.
A Ballymun Exhibit Frames the Profane with the Sacred
“We’re not taking our lead from the church, we’re taking it from advertising. So the secular icons show that,” says artist Paul Mac Cormaic.
In Ballymun, Lidl Is Planning a Store, 364 Student Beds, Shops, and Offices
Local residents are sceptical, wondering why the old shopping centre can’t be revived instead, and remembering all the false promises they’ve been given in the past.
Councillors Consider Taking Back Freedom of City from Aung San Suu Kyi
But a gap in legislation means it’s not as easy to take back the award, as it is to give out, say some councillors.