Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

 Baroness Nuala O’Loan: “Journalists seem, on occasion, to have abandoned the careful, nuanced use of language in favour of wild sweeping assertions.”   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The media has been criticised at a conference in Boston for contributing to the decline of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Speaking in Boston Colleg(...)

“Ballyhea says No” held its first protest on March 6th, 2011. The idea  stemmed from  what was happening in Ireland with the banks and elsewhere during the Arab Spring. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

They’ve made headlines from Berlin to Boston but now, after five years of rallies every Sunday, “ Ballyhea says No to the Bondholders” are to hold (...)

Alan Walsh, senior director of customer service, EMC, Boston

As a secondary school student, Alan Walsh was torn about whether to study music or physics at college. He had played the cello all the way through sch(...)

Inter-railing around Europe is a time-honoured student tradition. Photograph: Thinkstock

Students get about four months of freedom in the summer. Chances are you will never get this opportunity again, so use it wisely. But you need to sta(...)

Mr Drumm is awaiting extradition back to Ireland to face 33 criminal charges, which he intends to contest, relating to transactions carried out at Anglo Irish in 2008 while he ran the bank.

A US court has granted former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm an eight-week extension to outline the grounds for his second bankruptcy ap(...)

Tommy O’Malley moved with his twin sister  from New Ross, Co Wexford, to the US in 1984.

If his declaration wasn’t so sad, so unrepentant in its lack of humanity, its deceitful, false criminalisation of immigrants, you’d have to laugh: the(...)

Tommy O’Malley, a Wexford-born novelist and associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Irish-American immigrant Tommy O’Malley has condemned plans by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to hunt down and deport his hypothetical nam(...)

Snakes & Lattes College is in a 7,500sq ft space. Photograph: Robert Wright for The New York Times

In walkable Toronto, every major street seems to offer a space for playing old-fashioned tabletop games, with drinks and snacks on the side. Severa(...)

The Fennelly Commission was unable to find a note or record of any kind of a four hour meeting at which the Taoiseach instructed the then Secretary General of the Department of Justice to deliver a message to the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan(above)  in his home

The Oireachtas banking inquiry reviewed some 500,000 pages of documents from banks, government departments and State agencies.Yet not a single officia(...)