A sign featuring Tony the Tiger and a Keebler Elf. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

I find it problematic that animated characters are used to target children in the ad campaigns of sugary breakfast cereals, especially because I know (...)

Getting in the mood for the 2016 Slow Food Festival with a little trip out on the Atlantic (from left): Liam O’ Brien - manager The Doolin Ferry Co, Birgitta Hedin-Curtin - chairperson Slow Food Clare, John Curtin and Kieran O’ Halloran - Kieran’s Kitchen at The Roadside Tavern. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan Photography.

Burren events The Burren is the place to be this month, when almost 100 Irish chefs get on their bikes and embark on a 300km, three-day charity cycle(...)

A massive wildfire rages near Anzac, a hamlet 48 km southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Chris Schwarz/EPA

A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting of(...)

‘Adams has enjoyed an unchallenged tenure at the top of the Sinn Féin of a duration once seen only in newly established African democracies.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A nationalist Twitter user in Turkey recently suggested that perhaps the best way to discredit the iconic and currently imprisoned Abdullah Öcalan, f(...)

Pat Metheny has always blurred the genre lines, eliding gnarly post-Coltrane jazz with smooth Brazilian pop music, but recently the acclaimed US gu(...)

Not everybody enjoys interviewing Stephen Frears. I can remember, more than a decade ago, watching him snort his way angrily through a poorly research(...)

The Frank & Walters are playing Whelan’s in Dublin on Saturday

Friday Deep Focus: Women in Film Triskel Arts Centre, Cork triskelartscentre.ie. Also Sat/Sun A new fixture for the Triskel, this three-day festiva(...)

The early morning Darkness into Light 5km walk, which was first held in Dublin’s Phoenix Park eight years ago, will take place at 80 locations around the world on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Keogh

Irish emigrants around the world are “leading the way” in encouraging communities to open up about mental health issues, according to the founder of P(...)

A man’s decomposed body was found in a Dublin city centre apartment after maggots began to fall into the property below, an inquest has heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

A man’s decomposed body was found in a Dublin city centre apartment after maggots began to fall into the property below, an inquest has heard. The re(...)

The Gas Networks Ireland Services Centre in Finglas is filled with natural light, coming through openings in glassy end walls and five courtyards

The architectural photographer honed in on a pinboard created by staff at the Gas Networks Ireland Services Centre out on Dublin’s edge, in Finglas, w(...)