Peter Carvosso: the first sign that something was wrong was a pain in his left shoulder.

I wish I had been a little less cynical about the ice bucket campaign last summer, joking with my wife that the sooner they introduced the water tax t(...)

Looking east: Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman, a new thriller series on BBC One

Fans of writer-director Hugo Blick’s last BBC conspiracy thriller, The Shadow Line, from 2011, know not to expect plot, characters, even exact locatio(...)

 Northampton Saints’ Ken Pisi is tackled by Leinster’s Dave Kearney last weekend. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At the Aviva on Saturday, the ferocity and physicality really stood out. It really made a mockery of the idea put forward by some English journalists (...)

Tommie Gorman on assignment in Mauritius last year. Photograph: Paul Faith, Press Association

Twenty years ago next January, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with cancer. It hasn’t gone away – a dodgy liver remains home to over 20 secondary tum(...)

Research led by a scientist at Trinity College Dublin could pave the way for new treatments and early diagnoses of age-related degenerative illnesses (...)

Karl Hughes, who has Motor Neurone Disease: “I can’t understand how they would hit the most vulnerable.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For months now the air in radio phone-in shows and in politicians’ constituency offices has been thickening with claims by people that they can’t get (...)

Prepare for lift-off: Pat Kenny in studio at RTÉ. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the Liveline yapping with its daily moan. Silence the detractors, and with a muffin or scone, look(...)

RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Colm Murray described as “a proud and great Westmeath man”.

The broadcaster and journalist Colm Murray, who has died aged 61, was at the heart of RTÉ’s sports coverage for almost a quarter of a century. An afic(...)

The coffin of RTÉ’s Colm Murray is brought into  St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

They supported him through the years of his cruel illness, and yesterday morning, at St Gabriel’s Church in Dollymount, the family, friends and collea(...)

Jockeys, owners, trainers and punters stand for in  silence at the Galway Races yesterday for the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

The Galway Festival resumed under a shadow last night, with the sad news that broadcaster Colm Murray had earlier in the day lost his three-year battl(...)