Thank you everyone in the last week who has taken the time to support and talk about the women in this country who for so long have been denied the right to choose and to be part of that conversation

If you will excuse me, this week I am going to write one of those list-based articles. Listicles, some people call them. There is this notion that (...)

Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,  gives her reaction to yesterday’s DUP walkout. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

There was great confusion but not much relief, as Bob Dylan more or less said, at Stormont yesterday. But behind the chaos, one of two things w(...)

Tracey Thorn’s first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician. It wasn’t overtly confessional, but what made it so c(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The Thrill of it All tells the story of a band called The Ships in the Night, using interviews, lyrics, memoirs and diaries.

This month The Irish Times Book Club is reading Joseph O’Connor’s latest novel, The Thrill of it All. Here is an extract from the first chapter, wh(...)

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in Slow West 8:56

Still young and nimble, John Maclean has already had two successful careers. Oddly, neither was in the field that first held his attention. The(...)

Daddy issues: How did this guy become a poster-boy for Father’s Day?

Are men stupid? They are when they become dads, if the amount of fatherly tat in stores in a town near you is anything to go by. Receiving a pa(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of music fans are attending a concert at Slane Castle where US rockers The Foo Fighters are marking their twentieth year as a liv(...)