Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

 Olivia’s friends form a circle of honour at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Tricolour and the Stars and Stripes flew at half mast in a gentle breeze outside the Church of our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Close by, a(...)

‘Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in nearby St Columba’s parish, only 10 years a priest and a former J-1 student himself, never pretended it was easy.’ Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Almost from the moment the news broke about the Berkeley tragedy, a man with a soft Banbridge accent became the accidental voice of a broken Irish com(...)

Mourners for those who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse this week outside a Mass held   at UCD’s Belfield campus  on Friday  afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Silence is an eloquent requiem. It permeated the air around the church of UCD Belfield in south Dublin, as hundreds gathered on a gentle, sunny June d(...)

  Clerys workers Emily McDermott  and her daughter Nathania, at the demonstration in support of Clerys workers, outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 3:03

There is something magical about the combination of money and the law. When Gayle Killilea argued in a South African court that she needed the money (...)

‘It is magnificently apt that Fifa’s nemesis turns out to be a woman. Loretta Lynch, the five-foot, US attorney general, has taken on Mafia bosses, terrorists and sex traffickers. With that kind of CV, she might even sort out Fifa. And she’s all of 56.’  Photograph: ARNO BURGI/AFP/Getty Images

Credit where credit is due. America saved soccer – and with just a tiny invasion of Switzerland. Sepp Blatter spun it as a little personal bias. “My m(...)

“Time to put it back in the closet, time to let it be just one little part of me and not my defining characteristic” said Vivian Cummins, (right, above, with Erney Breytenbach) . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the most revealing statements over the weekend came from an elated but exhausted Vivian Cummins. It was about the relief of taking off his Yes (...)

At Dublin Castle for the referendum count,  from left: Helen McCarthy, Dee Campbell, Erin Reddy and Aisling Tierney of  Maynooth Pride Society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:18

Exhausted, elated, tearful, hungover, incredulous, grateful, flat broke. And, transcending it all, a radiant calm. Yesterday, Ireland woke up to a mor(...)

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore Co Sligo on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 1:38

Timothy Knatchbull reached back for the hand of his wife, Isabella, and clasped it tightly as they followed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall(...)

‘The aching heart of this campaign has been the spectacle of such people sacrificing their privacy in debates and interviews, tearing open old scars and exposing their most intimate core to the public gaze.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Isn’t it a wonder that any physical damage so far has been limited to poster abuse and a little rogue egg-throwing? Day after day, unknowable numbers (...)