The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

The use of Fás’s credit card to pay over $900 for a three-ball golf match at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando was defended as “developing relationships”. Photograph: Getty Images

If there was a moment which crystallised public outrage over State officials’ sense of entitlement and disregard for taxpayers’ money, it came on the (...)

Singer Mary Coughlan and Róisín Ingle.

“Truth is very powerful . . . there’s a great freedom in being truthful about everything.” On this week’s podcast, Róisín meets Mary Coughlan, a singe(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan has admitted that nobody in government raised concerns about the supervision of banks before September 2008. Ms Coughla(...)

Here’s a restaurant that feels like it was dreamt up by a bunch of enthusiastic 11-year-old boys. I like it. Bread & Bones is a ball of energy,(...)

Former tánaiste and minister for education  Mary Coughlan and former taoiseach Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Soldiers of Destiny are out in force today for their ardfheis in the RDS. They will have a lot to say about the IBRC controversy causing ru(...)

Mary Hanafin and Micheal Martin  at unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Hanafin is now expected to be the only former senior Fianna Fail minister outside the Dail seeking a party nomination to contest the next general(...)

Deacon Michael Foley (front left) and Pastor David Miller,  clergymen in the Metropolitan Community Church, with  Diceman Thom McGinty (right), during the lesbian and gay ‘kiss-in’ outside Leinster House, Dublin , as part of Lesbian and Gay Pride Week 1988. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Thom McGinty’s appearance on Grafton Street in the grey 1980s of recessionary Dublin was a bright light on what was then a mainly dull commercial stre(...)

If Kate Bush’s early material has not played a part in Áine Duffy’s musical make-up, we’ll eat our proverbial hat. Unfortunately for the Cork nativ(...)

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has indicated she may put her name toward to contest the next general election.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has indicated she may put her name toward to contest the next general election. Speaking to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, sh(...)