‘For Those I Love’ Sets Sad Stories to Electronic Beats

David Balfe never thought the public would hear his deeply personal debut album. But it became a runaway success in his native Ireland.

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‘Selling the Family Jewels’: A James Joyce Landmark Is Set to Become a Hostel

A planned overhaul of the Dublin home that was the setting for the writer’s short story “The Dead” was opposed by writers, artists, academics and heritage groups.

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Payments Start-Up Stripe Surges to $95 Billion Valuation

The company has benefited in the pandemic as people turn to online shopping. It is now the most valuable start-up in the U.S.

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With ‘The Searcher,’ Tana French Ventures Into New Territory

The beloved crime novelist has written a western-inflected mystery with her first American protagonist and a back story that touches on police violence and systemic racism.

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Tourism Slump in Dublin Lays Bare Airbnb’s Damage to Rental Markets

After the pandemic hit, the number of longer-term listings jumped in the Irish capital. That brought some relief to a crunched market for renters, though it may not last.

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Donald Trump, Joe Biden and the Vote of the Irish

From Tammany Hall to ‘Build the Wall,’ the long journey of Irish-American politics.

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Matt Damon Dishes About His Irish Coronavirus Lockdown in Interview

In an interview with a Dublin radio station, the actor praised the people of Dalkey, the coastal town whose residents have adopted him as one of their own during the coronavirus epidemic.

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