‘The Voice of Ireland’ winner Patrick Donoghue reacts to his victory with coach Una Foden in The Helix

Dubliner Patrick Donoghue has won the final of RTE’s The Voice of Ireland after impressing viewers with a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mi(...)

Sculptor Tim Schmalz with his ‘Homeless Jesus’ bronze. The sculpture is due to arrive in Dublin on Good Friday and will be installed on the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral a week later. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:47

The “Homeless Jesus” sculpture is due to arrive in Dublin on Good Friday and, following clearance by customs, is expected to be installed on the groun(...)

The Clondalkin Youth Band taking part in the 45th International Band Championship in  Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin/Fusionshooters

More than 40,000 people gathered in Limerick on Sunday for the International Band Parade, which saw musicians from across the world perform on the st(...)

An Irish setter wearing a Michael Jackson costume takes part in a St Patrick’s Day parade in Tokyo. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images.

An estimated 30,000 people watched Asia’slargest St Patrick’s Day parade snake through central Tokyo in glorious sunshine on Sunday afternoon.The city(...)

Enjoy a tour of the Aviva Stadium.

There may be hardly a minute to spare as we hurtle towards December 25th but, as soon as the turkey and ham are digested, it will be a different st(...)

Canon David Gillespie (left) and Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, outside St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street during the Black Santa sit-out to raise money for charities working with homeless people. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Funds raised by this year’s Black Santa sit-out at St Ann’s Church on Dublin’s Dawson Street will go to help the city’s homeless. The sit-in was launc(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

The old dear rings in a terrible state. I go, “Alright, Cruella de Vodka? What’s up?”She’s there, “Ross, something terrible has happened!” and her voi(...)

Palestinians warm themselves by a fire near the ruins of houses which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling in Gaza City December. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

The Church of Ireland united dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough aim to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City over the Christmas period.(...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)

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(...)