Danielle McLaughlin: “A poem I wrote when I was 12 appeared in a school magazine. Despite this promising start, my next publication didn’t happen until 2009, when The Irish Times accepted a nonfiction article about au pairs

(...) was the driver, that any moment Emer would take out her purse and pay him, but he put a hand on her(...)

The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

(...) extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide array of bargains available in Irish shops. Even(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) long established three-seat constituencies were consolidated into larger county based five(...)

“I turned professional because I was going badly as an amateur. I needed to try something different,” says Rachael Blackmore. Photograph: Caroline Norris

(...) professional, you’re different straight away. People take that bit more notice of you. I wouldn’t say I was(...)

Architect Kunlé Adayemi: his design addresses urbanisation and environment issues

(...), you can put in additional effort and push it further.” Five years ago, he made the leap and set up(...)

Ireland’s captain Niamh Briggs: “Every single occasion that I get to stand there and listen to the national anthem is one that I cherish.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) compare it to where we were three or five years ago there’s absolutely no comparison, it’s definitely(...)

Scott Brown: suffered a knee injury which is likely to keep him sidelined for two months.  Photo:  Jeff Holmes/PA

(...) are second with five points. While a draw could still see Celtic get through, wins against the Dutch(...)

(...) reversal on tax credits, Mr Osborne is pressing ahead with £12 billion in welfare cuts over the next five(...)

Bagpipers march during the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York on March 17 of this year.  The board of directors behind the parade has complained to the New York State Attorney General about the alleged misuse of its funds dating back to 2010. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images.

(...) money involved - five charges of $42.94 each in 2012 and 2013 - were not reimbursed. Details of the(...)

Glass panels, exposed brick, neon lights and chandeliers at the Red Hen

(...) anyone in the mood to take on a new persona. It’s just one of the features of WigWam, the new bar that(...)