Wexford student Dara Tuinstra was rewarded with a €500 book voucher for herself and a library worth €7,500 for her school, Gorey Educate Together, after winning the Eason Spelling Bee national final at RTÉ studios in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s.

A Wexford primary school student has won the Eason Spelling Bee for her correct spelling of the word ‘multiplicity’. Dara Tuinstra (12) was rewarded w(...)

Ray D’Arcy: welcomed back at RTE Radio 1

Cash-strapped RTÉ has come under criticism in the past for paying out lucrative wages to those working for the organisation. Fear not, though, because(...)

David McSavage:‘A desperation to prove myself to others, sponsored by an extreme feeling of unworthiness, is the thing that drives me to produce good things.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

My Obituary is a column in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some may be famous, others n(...)

Vincent, inspired by the art of Van Gogh, is a special song for lots of people. One of them is my mother

Vincent by Don McLean. It’s one of the most moving, beautiful, insightful, could-listen-to-it-forever songs ever written, in my opinion. The song w(...)

Abducted: April Jones, whose parents, Coral and Mark, told Ryan Tubridy about their ordeal. Photograph: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

Stalin’s adage about one death being a tragedy but a million being a statistic may be callous, but when it comes to the intimately scaled medium of(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin: “Some women say to me they just don’t like the way the Dail operates.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has said “confidence and lifestyle” issues are a central to the party’s difficulties in securing more female election candi(...)

‘As a 40-year-old, two-term Fine Gael TD, who lost the whip for opposing the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Terence Flanagan is no ingénu.’ Above with Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Never mind the politics, hear the sniggers. There were plenty of them. But for anyone with a grain of humanity, the sound of a mind-blank occurring(...)

Hillary Clinton after being inducted into the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her role and commitment to the Irish peace process. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton hailed the role of women in bringing peace to Northern Ireland but, noting the disagreements between the (...)

Ryan Tubridy, who fronts the campaign for sign-ups for RTÉ’s international Player app because of the popularity and recognisability of the Late Late Show brand among “the global Irish”, who form the key target market

RTÉ is to make an app version of its Player available internationally, aimed squarely at the Irish abroad, at a price point that puts it in competitio(...)

Ronan O’Gara prepares to take a kick in a  Six Nations match with Scotland in 2010. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Former Ireland international rugby player Ronan O’Gara has issued a public apology to his wife Jessica following remarks made on national television (...)