Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

 Graham Dwyer in 2013: roused by  prison officers after the guilty verdict he rose and scuttled out at a speed not seen in him before, leaving his father and sister desolate. Photograph: Collins Courts 1:42

For a few moments, in mid-afternoon, it seemed like just another confused question from a confused jury.The seven men and five women had already been (...)

I don’t know how other people who work from home deal with afternoon nourishment, but my main lunchtime ritual is wandering around the living room abs(...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)

Áth Cliath or Gach Áit Eile? Do our views on what is right and natural change from the perspective of where we live? Photograph: Eric Luke

An entertaining sideshow of the elections was the stunned reaction of some Dublin media to the patchiness of rural broadband. Nearing midnight at a Co(...)

In her column last week in the Irish Times opinion pages, Kathy Sheridan wrote about the difficulty culchie motorists (like herself) have accessing D(...)

Independent candidate Luke Ming Flanagan gets a little help from his friend, whistelblower John Wilson, as he canvasses Eamon Murray and Sean Roche in Cavan town. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

The canvass was supposed to kick off at 11am in Cavan town. At 10 he texts to say he’ll be 45 minutes late. It’s after midday when we finally track hi(...)