Maria Walsh the winning 2014 Rose of Tralee,  in  the town’s  park in Tralee yesterday. Photograph : Domnick Walsh 1:36

It is the morning after the night before in Tralee and the person with the clearest head is the one who could be excused for having the biggest party.(...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh

Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh was last night crowned as the 2014 Rose of Tralee.A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ms Walsh moved to the south Mayo vi(...)

Abu Dhabi Rose Patrice McGillycuddy (r) has been installed as the favourite to win the Rose of Tralee after her performance in the Dome last night. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus.

Abu Dhabi Rose Patrice McGillycuddy has been installed as the favourite to win the Rose of Tralee after her performance in the Dome last night. (...)

Laois rose Teresa Brennan with Dáithí Ó Sé on stage during Rose of Tralee International Festival in the Dome, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

The Rose of Tralee is usually immune to every passing fad, but this year it has decided to make an exception. Host Dáithí Ó Sé had a bucket of iced w(...)

 Kyle Catlett proposes to then  New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel live on air during the  Rose of Tralee last year. They have since married and are in Tralee for this year’s festival. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

One year on from the day of that live Rose of Tralee marriage proposal, former New Orleans Rose Molly Molloy Gambel and her now-husband Kyle Catlett h(...)

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. The Broadcasting Authori(...)

The public toilets at the junction of Anglesea Road and Merrion Road, across the road from the RDS, being demolished. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A little piece of Dublin history has come to an end with the demolition of a landmark public convenience otherwise known as a public toilet. The facil(...)

Host Dáithí Ó Sé with some of the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2014 International Rose Selection at the launch of this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival at Dublin Airport. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA 1:21

This year’s crop of Roses made its first public appearance for the cameras together this morning in advance of the Rose of Tralee festival next week. (...)

 The photograph was taken by a Second Lieutenant Milligan of the Royal Irish Rifles at the very north end of O’Connell Street, probably with his back to the Parnell monument. All the men are facing into Parnell Street, and on their left is Cavendish Row. On the large building, “National Bank Ltd”, which was No. 165 Parnell Street, can be made out.

Of all the executions carried out during the 1916 Easter Rising, none raised as much public anger then or since as the execution of James Connolly. Co(...)

The Irish have been targeted because more native Irish people have the useful O+ blood type, B+ and A- blood types than the British population in general.

The British National Health Service has appealed for Irish people living in the country to donate blood.The move is part of the NHS’s Inclusivity Mark(...)