Chris O’Dowd: toe-curling interview with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: Getty Images

For a bona fide celebrity like Chris O’Dowd, embarrassing encounters with fans are presumably an inevitable byproduct of success: awkward as it surely(...)

On day three of Electric Picnic a middle-aged man with a trilby, patchwork waistcoat and bushy beard is telling his friend how he’s bearing up. “It(...)

 Author John Banville with Miriam O’Callaghan   at Mindfields during Electric Picnic 2011. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Sum up the Electric Picnic in three words Sense of community. Best festival experience/memory as a punter? Elbow late at night at Electric Picnic a fe(...)

Aisling Franciosi (centre) of The Fall, with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy at the launch of RTÉ’s new season of programming. Photograph: Eric Luke

"Why do we do it? Chase power. Cling to power – when we’re all destined to lose it someday?” a former taoiseach asks in RTÉ’s forthcoming series of(...)

Jessica Springsteen , (USA), daughter of Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa, competing at the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Springsteens are practically living in the RDS these days. Dad Bruce has sold out multiple concerts over the years while daughter Jessica represen(...)

Within minutes of arriving in Dublin, Joe Sheehan had saved a man’s life and been the victim of a Dublin thief. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last weekend in Dublin a 20-year-old man from Nebraska by the name of Joe Sheehan found himself at the heart of a story that simultaneously exemplifie(...)

 Sally Mulready is a former resident of a mother and baby home on the Navan Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Sally Mulready, the London- based Irish community campaigner, has welcomed an inquiry into Ireland’s mother and baby homes and has sought a meeting(...)

Sean Moncrieff: an accomplished radio performer who flirts with flippancy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He has a reputation as an erudite and informed chap, so it comes as something of a surprise to hear Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) suddenl(...)

Food lovers are in for a treat at the West Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan this weekend.  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Rugby: Ulster v Connacht Connacht travel to Ravenshill tonight with (...)

Former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy is among the speakers at Women in Media

A conference celebrating the success of women in Irish media will take place in Kerry this weekend. Women in Media aims to provide an important(...)