Model worker: Arckit helps you plan your construction

Fancy building your dream home? Well now you can for €59.99 – if you don’t mind your dream home being of miniscule proportions. Arckit is a mod(...)

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Ban Ki-moon is to be awarded an international peace prize for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters, it has been(...)

Mai Geldof, who has died aged 105, was the last surviving sibling of four born to Zenon, a Belgian chef and restaurateur, and Amelia Geldof, the young(...)

Róisín Ingle with Gay Byrne in The Irish Times studio

Gay Byrne has said he supports marriage rights for gay couples and expects the forthcoming referendum on the issue to pass.“Yes, I think it’s long ove(...)

  A new book will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Sons + Fathers will contain an introduction by Colm Toibín and  contributions by Bill Clinton,Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Farrell, Bono and all members of U2. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Members of U2, as well as a host of other musicians and writers are contributing to a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique(...)

The late Jim Mitchell with Patsy, Ruairí and Sinéad in 1976 4:41

Walking up the stone steps and opening the front door of the Mansion House with their own keys is one the most striking memories for the families o(...)

Actor/director Steven Berkoff: ‘If there’s anything that the establishment can’t bear, it’s someone who stands out. You could say the same thing about any radical person, starting from Jesus Christ.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Not many people realise this, but you don’t actually learn anything at art college any more; however, you do have to go there to find that out.” A(...)

Loreto Secondary School Dalkey recording the Band Aid 30 song through the WholeWorldBand app. Money raised will go towards Ebola relief in west Africa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin-based start-up WholeWorldBand has teamed up with Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, to launch an “ice-bucke(...)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Almost 30 years after pictures of Ethiopian children with distended stomachs were used to raise money by Bob Geldof and Band Aid, the country is growing faster than any other African economy, at an average of 10.9 per cent over the past decade.  (Photograph: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

Ethiopia has started marketing a debut dollar bond issue, aiming to take advantage of record demand for high-yielding African debt to fund electricit(...)

Farmer: Shemgie Kulbla, who produces wheat seed. Photograph: Hugh Chaloner/Gorta-Self Help Africa 2:43

Yeshi Endeg was 17 when a group of floppy-haired singers filed into a studio in Notting Hill to record the original Do They Know It’s Christmas? The E(...)