Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Children from the Rainbow Drama School commemorate the children who died in the Rising, one of many events in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwells

The Reflecting the Rising Easter Monday event was billed as the biggest public event in Irish history and it was already a success before it even sta(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

Kate Moran and Richie Fitzmaurice Kate (30), fundraising manager at St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation, and Richie (35), a director of B&G Cons(...)

The number of existing active camera zones is 727 across the country’s roads and while 50 existing locations are being removed, some 370 new locations are being identified. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 300 new locations, the majority on local and regional roads, are to be targeted by mobile speed cameras, and local authorities have been ask(...)

Geraldine Branagan, Phil Coulter and Eamonn Campbell at the funeral at Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jim McCann was “one of the brightest, wittiest, and sweetest men I ever knew,” songwriter Phil Coulter said at the singer’s funeral in Dublin. “He wa(...)

 Jim McCann, former singer with The Dubliners and the Ludlow Trio, has died aged 70.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Jim McCann, singer and former member of the folk group The Dubliners, has died at the age of 70.A member of The Dubliners from 1974-1979, Mr McCann al(...)

Getting ready to go on the lash at Forbidden Fruit

‘It’s no good trying to analyse a Kerryman, because if you corner a Kerryman, he’ll change his gait in order to generate confusion. You’ve as much cha(...)

Giro D’Italia riders during a training session on stage one of the 2014 Giro D’Italia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Giro d’Italia eventsCelebrations ahead of the arrival of one of the most prestigious cycling events Giro d’Italia will run in Dublin this weekend. Cyc(...)

Limerick City

The amalgamation of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council will move one step closer as both local authorities prep(...)