The Sunday Press was “a family, a very dysfunctional one at times, but [Willie Collins] loved every minute of his working life and all the people at Burgh Quay” [Irish Press group offices above]. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The late Willie Collins was no fan of emotional eulogies. “He had a strong view that in the eyes of God everybody is equal in death,” said son Stephen(...)

PJ Mara and  Charles Haughey: Mara’s star was inextricably linked to the fortunes of the former taoiseach – political and otherwise. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Wall-to-wall tributes to PJ at the moment. In the main, they are affectionate, warm and nostalgic. After all, it’s PJ Mara we’re talking about here. (...)

The campsite: Some 47,000 tickets were sold for this year’s Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois

Electric Picnic has concluded for another year and thousands of campers, staff and performers are have begun leaving Stradbally, Co Laois. Gardaí hav(...)

 Chris De Burgh performs during the humanist funeral service for Paolo Tullio at Trinity College Dublin, June 11th, 2015. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Affectionate tributes were paid to the late Paolo Tullio at his funeral service in Trinity College on Thursday. The award-winning chef and restaurant(...)

Una Davis her son Michael and his partner Georgina arrive at the funeral service of her husband  Derek Davis in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Grief has a way of making you feel very old and very young at the same time. So said Seán Davis at his father’s funeral in Dublin on Monday afternoon.(...)

Pictured at the funeral of Circuit Court judge Katherine Delahunt at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, from left, Supreme Court Justice John Mc Menamin, Court of Appeal president  Sean Ryan, Sarah O Hagan, Circuit Court judge John O’Hagan and Finbar Fox SC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judge Katherine Delahunt was a vibrant, warm, loving and loved person, who was “always up for a bit of mischief” her funeral Mass heard this morning. (...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

Sam Smyth of Urban Plant Life surrounded by the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), one of his favourite indoor plants. Photographs: Richard Johnston

It’s not easy being a house plant. Too often, it’s expected to have the endurance skills of a French Foreign legionnaire along with a supernatural (...)

At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Irish Times journalist Colm Keena won in the “Economic/Business Comment” cateogry for his “incisive commentary throughout the year” at the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards today. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Two Irish Times journalists were recognised at today’s UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards, which highlight and reward excellence across Iri(...)