Sinéad Burke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland meeting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The next Mary Robinson could be sitting in this room,” says Shauna Kelly, pointing at a large framed photograph of Ireland’s former president. “Robin(...)

Sinead Burke with Róisín Ingle in The Irish Times studio.

This week Róisín Ingle meets Sinead Burke, who also goes by the alias Minnie Mélange when competing in (and winning) the Alternative Miss Ireland cont(...)

Galway’s Tracey Leonard in action against Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong and Kim Flood in their National Football League  Division One  semi-final at  St Loman’s, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Sportsfile

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are through to an eighth successive women’s National Football League Division One final. Cork moved to within an hour of a third s(...)

If you were to enlist someone to cook dinner for you and nine of your friends, would you opt for chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan, or politician(...)

Full list of candidates The electoral axe may have fallen on Meath’s three town councils – Trim, Kells and Navan – but it has resulted in a rich bo(...)

Gathering at the maypole: children re-create happy memories for visitors to the Bayno, or Iveagh Trust play centre in Dublin, where they and thousands of others spent time after school as children between 1913 and the 1970s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Message to the State: “Hands off our Gathering.” While Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar was saying this week that the Gathering, as successful as it(...)