Aisling Law, a descendant of Maud Gonne, in Rossnaree House, Slane, Co Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rossnaree House near Slane, Co Meath, is a rambling country pile, with a dog called Rocky and a tabby cat in the porch, and a stop-you-in-your-trac(...)

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin had a happy childhood in 1960s Donegal

An invitation from The Irish Times to share experiences of loneliness in a recent series sent me reeling back in memory to late childhood in 1960s (...)

A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

 Julian de Spáinn, general secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, Micheál Martin, of  Fianna Fáil, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, of Sinn Féin, and Seán Kyne, of Fine Gael, at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An investment plan backed by Irish-speaking groups has claimed that 1,100 new job opportunities could be created in Gaeltacht areas and through Irish-(...)

Dero’s Coach Tours, of Killarney, Co Kerry, has been convicted on five charges.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coach tour company in Killarney has been convicted on five charges, including failing to provide tachograph records. Dero’s Coach Tours Ltd, of Main(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill: “If I am elected, one of the issues I will highlight is abuse in general, including the area of domestic violence.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Maíria Cahill is on course to be elected as a Labour member of the Seanad in a byelection next month. The nomination of the Belfast woman by the Labo(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher polled 332 votes from more than 700 members at the selection convention in Letterkenny. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil selected outgoing TD Charlie McConalogue and former minister of state and MEP Pat “the Cope’’ Gallagher as its Donegal general election ca(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain 3:13

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Brian Friel photographed near his home by Bobbie Hanvey.

Gunning for Sheriff May 21st, 1957  When the new TV transmitter goes up on Sheriffs Mountain, I can foresee that we will be the only fam(...)

My boyfriend, who’s a minimalist when it comes to skincare, recently told me that a toiletry should feel like “a treat”. “Occasionally after a (...)