KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki

One of the big events in Ireland’s celebration of the Bach bicentenary of 1950 was a performance of the Mass in B minor. It was given in the Metropol(...)

Léonie Ferguson has built a business based on her childhood recipe for chocolate biscuit cake

BLENDED EATING Memoir cookbooks are often the most successful in the food genre. Sumayya Usmani’s recently published Summers Under the Tamarind Tre(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys at the Cavan-Monaghan count centre. She was the first TD elected in the constituency. Photograph: Aine McMahon.

Fianna Fáil’s newcomer Niamh Smyth has won the fourth and final seat in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. Ms Smyth was elected on the 10th count with(...)

“Nathalia Milstein made plenty of sound, but her personal voice doesn’t yet seem capable of carrying the full import.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there is one thing Nathalia Milstein, winner of last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition, is not lacking, it is guts. For the competitio(...)

Former taoiseach Jack Lynch (right), with David Andrews (centre) and Sean Barrett at the official opening of the first multi-denominational school, Dalkey school Project National School, in 1984. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Are the snakes coming back? That was the question posed in 1976 by a nasty, sectarian and anonymous pamphlet circulated in response to the Da(...)

Released on DVD and Blu-Ray, “What’s Going on - Taste Live at The Isle of Wight” will be screened at The Cork Film Festival on Wednesday.

Irish blues and rock guitarist Rory Gallagher almost played the legendary Woodstock Festival alongside the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Ba(...)

It's Food Month in The Irish Times, and every Friday through November we'll be hosting an online Food Forum to help you with your food, drink and c(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson: the Democratic Unionist Party MP  is facilitating  the Families for Justice delegation in London. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the truth about unsolved killings and other crimes is going to Westminster to raise concerns about the Garda and Department of(...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)