Orla Jennings as Jill and Niall Sheehy as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at The Helix Theatre, Dublin

Jack and the Beanstalk The Helix, Dublin **** “Get up and dance with me” sing the entire cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the start of this pantom(...)

Getting together at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh: Maresa Hegarty, Fardus Sultan and Daniela Naab. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘We must reach out and learn about each other to prevent a clash of cultures based on ignorance and misinformation,” says Summayan Kenna, an Irish-bo(...)

Front: writer and comedian Tara Flynn with students Kim Cadogan from Phisboro, and Laura Hardiman from Ballymun. Back: NWCI director Orla O’Connor and author Louise O’Neil. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

‘Be a fabulous, fierce feminist,” shouts veteran feminist and academic Ailbhe Smyth, to the audience of young Irish women gathered in Croke Park earl(...)

Leading the way: BedZed, a zero-carbon-emission ecovillage in London. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho/Getty

As we digest the warnings and promises from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, there is one industry that is poised for major change in Irelan(...)

Winner Jason Reddan (middle front row), from Limerick, whose short film ‘Who Cares’ won the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Short Film Competition with some of the other entrants. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

There were over 50 entries to the 2015 St Patrick’s Mental Health Services short film competition, the winners of which were chosen at St Patrick’s Ho(...)

Fionnuala Sherry on stage: ‘It’s not possible to get through something like this without having a team of people around you.’  Photograph: Kai-Wilhelm Nessler

It was just like every other morning when I take our dog out to get the newspaper. Except this particular Monday morning, as I pulled our dog away fr(...)

Beauty and the Beast at the Tivoli in Dublin

PANTOMIMES Belfast Cinderella: Cheer the goodies, boo the baddies and join in the singalongs at this family pantomime from Lana Productions. W(...)

At risk: the Magazine fort in  Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Magazine Fort, formerly the Royal Magazine Fort, is a historic ammunitions storage depot, built in 1735. It is strategically located on St Thomas’(...)

Knocking it back: more women and people over 50 are suffering from addiction now. Photograph: Thinkstock

Two people die every week in Ireland from overuse of alcohol. Alcohol addiction is so prevalent in Irish society that many experts say we don’(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)