People gather for the Easter Rising centenary commemorations  in Smithfield, Dublin. File photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

There is at times a reluctance among us Irish to be seen to say a public thank you to or congratulate those responsible for a job well done. To engage(...)

 Alan Rickman Liam Neeson and  Aidan Quinn in Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins

Today, the 20th anniversary of Neil Jordan’s film Michael Collins is being marked with a special screening as part of the Dublin Film Festival. Jorda(...)

Former president and UN secretary-general’s special envoy on climate change Mary Robinson (right) with Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Harry McGee Political Correspondent It was possibly the strangest St Valentine’s Day wooing in recent Irish political memory but the unexpected declar(...)

Desmond Fisher, who has died aged 94, was a journalist whose working life in Ireland and abroad was marked by a consistently high dedication to profe(...)

Sunday Independent journalists bid farewell to editor Anne Harris lastnight. Photograph: David Conachy

Anne Harris, the editor of The Sunday Independent, received a “knock down” from her staff on Saturday night as she ended her career leading the countr(...)

If Stephen Gardner were a pundit, he’d be a Vincent Browne or an Eoghan Harris –direct, provocative, in your face, not afraid of (...)

Michelle Shocked: recent meltdowns demonstrate the perils of growing old.

Is there no alternative to Reactionary Dufferism? Are all young leftists doomed to end up in golf-club bars ranting about immigration? There ha(...)