Members of Palestine’s El Funoun DaMembers of Palestine’s El Funoun Dance Troupe will lead an open-air instruction on the Middle-Eastern dance technique of ‘Dabke’ in Eyre Square as part of the Galway Dance Days festival this weekend. Photograph: Galway Dance Days

Ireland v PolandThe wait has been excruciating, but Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team will finally return to the Aviva Stadium for a first com(...)

Ray D’Arcy: any qualms that he might steer clear of contentious issues are dispelled on his second day

Hosting the afternoon slot on the nation’s biggest radio station may be a new start for Ray D’Arcy, but, less than a week in, he is slipping into o(...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

Protestors at the anti-water charges protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:24

In Ireland it was the story of the day but the anti-water charges protests in Dublin sparked coverage across the world. Comments from readers under in(...)

David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)

Ireland’s most borrowed: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, now also a hit film with  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck

What do a disappearing wife, the driver theory test and a lot of wimpy kids have in common? They are among the subjects covered by Ireland’s most b(...)

Kathleen Chada outside Dublin Central Criminal Court this week after her husband was jailed for murdering their sons. Photograph: Collins Courts

The murder of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada is a crime that truly warrants the term “unspeakable”. Mere language seems inadequate to convey the horror of(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Áine Lawlor was inducted into the PPI Hall of Fame along with Paul Claffey from Mid West Radio, Tony Fenton from Today FM and Walter Love from BBC Radio Ulster at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony last night.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 was once again the big winner at last night’s Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards winning nine times. Irish Times’ columni(...)

Michael Harding’s latest book is called Hanging With the Elephant.

Irish Times columnist Michael Harding will make his first appearance on the Late Late Show tonight to promote his new book Hanging With the Elephant. (...)