Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

The Ocean Spray cranberry garden at last year’s Bloom in the Park festival. This year’s fetival will have a large Food Village with restaurants, cafes, markets and cookery demonstrations. Photograph: Lorna Gannon/Jardin

Food festival season continues apace – with more and more blending culinary elements into other areas of interest. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literar(...)

Actor Jeremy Irons has spoken about his involvement in the documentary ‘Trashed’ which was shown at UCC on Monday. Photograph: Blenheim Films.

People should not be charged to recycle their waste but should be encouraged to reduce the amount they are sending for disposal, Oscar winning actor J(...)

Kathryn Thomas takes the ice bucket challenge. Montessori teacher Teresina Bell knocked herself out after a similar dousing. Photograph: RTÉ

A video of an Irish montessori teacher taking part in the ice-bucket challenge has gone viral after the young woman ran into a pole and was knocked ou(...)

 Maria Walsh the winning 2014 Rose of Tralee,  in  the town’s  park in Tralee yesterday. Photograph : Domnick Walsh

It is the morning after the night before in Tralee and the person with the clearest head is the one who could be excused for having the biggest party.(...)

Enda was in his element. Relaxed, and more than willing to debate why he believes the people should vote on Friday to abolish the Seanad.

Can you guess where we weren’t on Saturday?Clue: Enda was in his element. Relaxed, and more than willing to debate why he believes the people should v(...)

 Boyfirend Kyle Catlett proposes to his girlfriend the New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel live on stage during last nights Rose of Tralee

So there’s Dáithí Ó Sé in a mardi-gras outfit, looking like a member of George Clinton’s funk band, grooving alongside mask-wearing New Orleans lady M(...)

Molly Molloy Gambel (23) was stunned when her boyfriend Kyle appeared on stage during the final in the Dome in Tralee.

The Rose of Tralee witnessed a first tonight - a marriage proposal live on air. Molly Molloy Gambel (23) was stunned when her boyfriend Kyle Ca(...)

Lay reader David Tough takes a picture of Donegal Rose Catherine McCarron and 2012 Rose of Tralee Nicola McEvoy after morning service at St. John’s Church, Tralee, Co Kerry, yesterday. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Mass doesn’t usually get a warm-up act, but I’m at “Mass with the Roses” in St John’s Church, Tralee. There are seven Roses here and it’s being aired (...)

Kerry Rose Gemma Kavanagh  and Cork Rose Edel Buckley  (right) among Irish and International Roses getting their shoes cleaned after walking on the grass at the launch of the Rose of Tralee International Festival at Dublin Airport yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At Dublin Airport, Roses mingle with members of the Irish team for the World Dwarf Games. The Roses are launching the 2013 Rose of Tralee Festival. Th(...)