At the launch of Network Ireland’s national conference which takes place on Friday September 25th in Westport (left to right) were: Joanne Grehan, Head of Mayo Enterprise, Mayo County Council, Anne O’Leary, chief executive Vodafone Ireland, Olwen Dawe, president of Network Ireland and Ken Burke, head of business banking with AIB. Photograph: Conor Healy.

The position of women in business, politics, science and government will be among the topics for discussion at a national conference at the end of the(...)

The conference featured some 250 business entrepreneurs, along with former competition winner Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin.

The number of women involved in high-potential start-ups has more than doubled in the last three years, the head of Enterprise Ireland has stated. In(...)

Rose of Tralee compere Dáithí Ó Sé  enjoys the event’s launch with contestants at RTÉ. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s nearing the end of another soggy Irish summer which can only mean one thing - the Rose of Tralee is close at hand. There is an autumnal chill cre(...)

Broadcaster and Mayo native Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin   will present a two-hour celebration of all things Mayo on TV on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Move over May Day, Mayo Day is set to take centre-stage this bank holiday weekend with even Niagra Falls turning red and green. The international init(...)

Kathleen Marie Maughan, who has developed a anti-bullying app, at the CoderDojo class run by Deansrath Family Centre, in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Standing on stage at this summer’s CoderDojo Coolest Project Awards in DCU with 250 other young competitors, Kathleen Marie Maughan (12) did not expec(...)

 Rose of Tralee 2014 Maria Walsh. She said the question of her sexuality never came up during the festival and was not relevant in any case. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh /Eye Focus 1:36

The new Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has said she has received positive feedback since going public on being gay. Ms Walsh said the question of her sex(...)

Ten questions: Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin 3:19

Talking about what she doesn’t like about herself is so complicated it would take an hour, says TCD maths lecturer Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The l(...)

 John McGuinness: “The restaurant in London might be a better headline!”   Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Public Accounts Committee has been hogging the headlines lately with its work on the CRC, Rehab and Garda penalty points front. This(...)

Out there, right now: Stephen Fry in Uganda with Stosh, who is gay, and who was ‘correctively’ raped at the age of 14

For Out There (BBC Two, Monday and Wednesday), Stephen Fry’s latest globetrotting documentary, the polymath, who is gay, set out to visit the world’s (...)

Miriam O’Callaghan’s theatrical but palpable empathy is something new Sunday morning radio show host Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin could learn from. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Given the phalanx of male broadcasters that dominates RTÉ’s radio schedule, the first Aoibhinn and Company (RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday) came as a refreshing (...)