The Slí na gCopaleen, as it’s called, starts on Friday in the village of Derrybeg

In the original Irish, Gort a’ Choirce was just a field of oats, literally. But the Donegal village that has since grown up where the cereal used to b(...)

Peter Sutherland is a vocal and sincere proponent for the rights of refugees, but his previous posts, at the head of the  World Trade Organisation and Goldman Sachs International, hardly mark him out as an instinctive champion of the downtrodden. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amid all the consumption of the Christmas season, it’s still possible to hear a seasonal message of hope, goodwill and generosity on the airwaves. Whi(...)

Emma Toner and Ken Ottley Emma, content manager for Groupon and Ken, a self-employed gardener, met five years ago on Derby day at the Curragh, Co K(...)

 Christy Moore entertains  protesters at the  anti-nuclear protest at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford, in 1978. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

For the first few decades following the foundation of the State, environmental issues were not on the agenda for many, least of all those in governmen(...)

To think that The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Dirty Old Town came from the same writer is testament to the three dimensional qualities that(...)

Ireland’s rugby squad poses with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Photograph: Instagram

Bringing in high-profile guests is a feature of World Cup camps, but few could have startled Ireland’s 31-man squad more than the world’s fastest m(...)

Fearghal McKee, lead singer of Whipping Boy at Feile. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

It was a hell of a year. It was the year Ireland went to the World Cup in Italy and the country turned upside down and inside out. It was the year Nel(...)

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 (...)

The facade of the Windmill Lane site in Dublin’s docklands.

The demolition of the original Windmill Lane studios in Dublin’s docklands proved an emotional occasion for many U2 fans, whose musical heros were syn(...)

‘You might have a glass of wine in the sunshine on Paddy’s Day, but you’re dreaming of the high stool and a creamy pint of Guinness.’ Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times)

Yesterday, Jennifer O’Connell wrote about the 37 signs that you might be Irish. Denise Mooney, who has been living in Australia for over a decade, has(...)