Joanna Keane with her Presentation Tralee English class. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

‘Yeah, you know her. The one with the brown hair from Kerry. WB Yeats’s daughter.” About 25 years ago in Limerick, two students were looking for me(...)

Thomas J Clarke was, at 59, the elder statesman of Irish republicanism when he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising, in 1916. The man who(...)

Terri McVeigh (29), a doctor in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and a researcher at NUI Galway with Breast Cancer Research, was at a classm(...)

A drumming performance at “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland” - we’re not telling you where it’s on. Probably.

Shh!! It has already been described as “the best undiscovered festival in Ireland”, though only two years old. There’s more: “From top music acts, dr(...)

James (15) and Chris Mintern (21), the winners of the wetsuited and nonwetsuited categories at the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim. Photograph: Barry Roche

Swimming can often be a very solitary pursuit but this year’s Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim in Cork which attracted thousands of spectators proved very m(...)

Murphy’s is settled on the edge of the Atlantic and in the shadow of Mount Brandon

When friends came home from two weeks on Dingle Peninsula without seeing the Blaskets or driving Slea Head I couldn’t make sense of it – until they br(...)

Nelly and  Nora makes its debut on RTÉjr next month.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Irish children’s animation series has won a worldwide distribution deal before it is due to released on RTÉ. Nelly and Nora has been snapped up by (...)

Brendan Archbold regarded the Dunnes Stores strike against apartheid as “the finest example of trade union solidarity ever”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brendan Archbold, a trade union activist and campaigner for social and human rights who has died aged 67, will probably be best remembered for his rol(...)

Brasserie Bofinger in Paris. Photographs: Getty

Every once in a while, the French think about the last supper. Not Christ’s repast with the apostles, but their own last meal; the one they would o(...)

We’re only interested in taking cash from child-free hipsters. It’s not what the sign on the gastropub says when I rock up with two hungry children(...)