Róisín Ingle and her mother, Ann Ingle, at the book launch in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish Times is hosting an evening with Róisín Ingle on Friday, November 6th, to celebrate the launch of her latest book, Public Displays o(...)

Róisín Ingle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There are people – men mostly; the kind of men who are still deep in mourning for the passing of the bedsit – who take a loud and self-indulgent pl(...)

‘Unlike most of the other unknown knowns, the doublethink on abortion is fully institutionalised. It’s written into law. On the one hand, a woman has a constitutional right to travel abroad to get an abortion. On the other, if she performs the very same act in Ireland she and her doctor and anyone who has helped her are all liable to 14 years in prison.’ Photograph: Getty Images

We don’t know ourselves. We talk, of course, relentlessly. There’s scarcely a donkey in the country with hind legs – they’ve all been talked off. And(...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
  • People
  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

‘Irish Times’ journalist Kathy Sheridan, presenter of The Women’s Podcast. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Irish Times women’s podcast is to launch on Monday. Presented by Kathy Sheridan, the podcast – which is free to download from irishtimes.com or iT(...)

‘Who knows the name of the mountain the Von Trapps walked over to get to Switzerland at the end of the film?” My cousin rockets out of the seat(...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy performs at IMMA. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This week Roísín is joined by the singer and actor Maria Doyle Kennedy. As well as sharing some new music, Maria tells the tale of a clever ruse use(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A month after the Yes vote was carried in the same-sex marriage referendum, Senator Katherine Zappone and her wife Ann Louise Gilligan talked to Róisí(...)

Muddy fields make poor terrain for wheelchairs, so festivals present big a challenge for their users. Journalist and ‘Legless in Dublin’ blogger Loui(...)

Marriage-equality supporters  at Dublin Castle.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Too much. We kept repeating it to each other. By way of a greeting. Instead of ‘hello’ or ‘how’s it going?’ neither of which would cut it on this d(...)