Fiona Coghlan winning ‘The Irish Times’/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year for 2013 after she captained the Ireland women’s rugby team to its first ever Six Nations Grand Slam that season. Photograph: Alan Betson

The problem with being ahead of your time is that you don’t always get to live it. For 10 years, Fiona Coghlan played rugby without the slightest inkl(...)

File photograph of the opening of a ballot box. Up to 400 members of the public have been refused access to Dublin Castle for the declaration in the same-sex marriage referendum. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 400 members of the public have been refused access to Dublin Castle for the declaration in the same-sex marriage referendum.The Department of th(...)

Data privacy activist Max Schrems told the National Data Protection Conference that data protection will move away from regulators and become a civil legal matter as it is the ‘only way to get results’. File photograph: Collins

Privacy complaints may move away from data protection regulators in favour of people taking civil legal actions because that is the “only way to get r(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, at the conference The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World  at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s economic recovery remains fragile and is incomplete, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told a gathering of ambassadors in Dublin Castle. Mr Kenny the(...)

Heineken Cup Leinster rugby squad will play the Ospreys at 8pm on Friday at the RDS arena. The Irish side are four points ahead of Northampton after 2(...)

Senator David Norris celebrates at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle after the referendum to abolish the Seanad was defeated.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The referendum on the abolition of the Seanad has been defeated by 42,500 votes.The unlikely result was announced at Dublin Castle at 4.20pm by nation(...)

Alan Magee pictured working on his sand sculpture in Dublin Castle. The sculpture is part of a series called The Bright Side which runs until August 28th. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

They have been working together as a trio for over 10 years. Duthain Dealbh means “fleeting sculpture” in Irish, which is fitting for artists who work(...)

 Part of the Down Survey of hand-drawn maps, showing the the barony of Duleek, Co Meath. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland.

Irish archives have been in the news lately. Two important new websites have been launched in the last two weeks, both of them deploying images(...)