Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

The mother of missing American woman Annie McCarrick has said she has given up hope ever seeing her daughter again, but that her “greatest wish” was (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair: ‘The word I am hearing is that we did better than expected, and why would we blow that now?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are few in Connemara who can define realpolitik better than former Fianna Fáil senator Nioclás Ó Conchúbhair. Ó Conchúbhair was appointed to (...)

Ruairi Quinn: “Ireland is a very conservative country. There are only two countries of the 28 EU member states that have never had a Labour-led, or even majority Labour government: Latvia and Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a poignancy about the rows of black-and-white photographs of Labour TDs that line the long corridor leading to Ruairí Quinn’s Leinster House (...)

Galway Bay FM radio chief executive Keith Finnegan has been invited to represent Ireland at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in St Louis, Missouri, the US.

Galway Bay FM radio chief executive Keith Finnegan has been invited to represent Ireland at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in St Louis, Missouri,(...)

The ranking table is based on Higher Education Authority figures for posts in universities in 2014, with University of Limerick having women in 33 per cent of senior posts. File photograph: Press 22

Women academics seeking gender equality among staff at Irish universities have ranked University of Limerick as the best performer in promoting women.(...)

NUI Galway: the university  has said it takes the issue of gender equality very seriously and has set up a task force to review its practices.

Women are significantly under-represented in senior academic roles in third-level institutions in Ireland, new figures show. A breakdown of Higher Edu(...)

‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: to chair national review of gender equality in higher education sector. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images.

Former European commissioner and Fianna Fáil minister Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is to chair a national review of gender equality in higher education. Ms (...)

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur award for his work as a French citizen in the fine dining industry. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

French restaurateur Patrick Guilbaud has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur award for his work as a French citizen in the fine dining industry. Restau(...)