Gardaí were reluctant to “gather evidence, investigate cases and to prosecute without a domestic violence order” such as a barring or safety order, the report says.

The response of gardaí to domestic violence “can be a lottery”, a study on victims’ experiences of the justice system has found. Many women suffered(...)

Irish Times travel writer competition winner Ruth Petherick
Divine Indian essence
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 05:24

On the day of my departure, I post a picture of an elephant to my Facebook page with the caption, “Let the adventure begin”. His decoratively painted(...)

International Dublin Literary Award: the 10 books on the shortlist

First the good news: the judging panel of the International Dublin Literary Award is to be congratulated on including in this year’s shortlist, which (...)

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(...)

The article below is one of a series of seven. The National Library has released collections of documents relating to each of the seven signatories o(...)

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 (...)