James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers valuing the objects that were purchased as part of our Five Go on a Treasure Hunt series. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:03

You have finally got around to clearing the attic. While leafing through yellowing copies of An Claidheamh Soluis and The Illustrated London News s(...)

David Norris: said it was clear that Alan Shatter and Martin Callinan should resign “for the moral welfare and decency of political standards in this country”.

There were sharp exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Senator David Norris said it was time the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner(...)

Preparing to inject cattle. From left are students Lisa Foley from Meath, Alison Smith, Wexford, Liam McWey from Kilkenny and Seán Gorman, Laois. Photograph: Patrick Browne

There are 131 first-year students enrolled in the Certificate of Agriculture course at the Teagasc-run Kildalton College, Co Kilkenny. Kildalton is(...)

David Curley, office clerk at Gort Mart, sorting cattle identity stamps before the auction. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The former mart at Gort in Co Galway used to be in the town centre, but it got too small. There’s now a supermarket where the old mart was, and the ne(...)

Front Square: Trinity College Dublin in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

In my first week at Trinity College Dublin, in 1983, I was politely accosted at Front Arch one day by an enthusiastic woman with enormous glasses and (...)

Ten-year-old twins Colm and Noel Flynn from St Finnachta’s national school, Sixmilebridge. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Full disclosure from the start. This report comes to you from a Clarewoman. A Clarewoman who was present in Ennis on the night in 1995 when Anthony Da(...)

Anthony Kennett (87) from Blackrock, Co Dublin, who won the Liffey Swim in 1943, aged  17, will be presented with a commemorative trophy by the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the event today. Photograph: Eric Luke

In 1932, Manchester-born Anthony Kennett’s father Henry had two job offers. One was to manage a shoe shop in Cairo; the other was to manage a similar (...)

Anne Gildea: “I’ll send my mum a copy.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When you meet someone who has just published a book you usually congratulate them. It’s an achievement to write any book. But today, with the comedian(...)

The Island Discovery approaches Inishbofin. ‘When you get on the ferry at Cleggan and put your back to the mainland and look towards the island; it’s symbolic. You’re no longer in control.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

‘I have a great view from my office,” jokes Pat Concannon, gesturing at the indigo Atlantic Ocean that is dashing up spray at his “office” window. Con(...)

Telling the story: an Iraqi Kurdish child at Isikveren refugee camp, on the Turkish border with Iraq, in 1991. Photograph: Nabil Ismail/AFP/Getty

THE SALVATION OF TORY ISLAND 1981-1984 Gerry Moriarty Charlie Haughey, then leader of the opposition, looked up at me from under hoode(...)