Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)

Former president Mary McAleese and her husband, Dr Martin McAleese, pose at the ceremonial stone at the naming ceremony for the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge at Oldbridge House in Drogheda as Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speak in the background.

Building bridges was a theme of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese during her two terms of office and now a landmark bridge has been named afte(...)