Mary and Michael Hession from Newtown, Clogher,  near Claremorris, Co Mayo, embrace their daughter on her arrival home for Christmas at Knock airport. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Wearing blue satin and sequins while clutching a teddy bear, Madison McElligott (4) was a princess waiting for a plane. “I’m Elsa from Frozen,”she ex(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)