Catherine Kennedy at her stall in Moore Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Pete St John wrote his paean to Dublin “in the rare ould times” in the 1970s he mourned the demise of the cooper’s trade, the demolition of the p(...)

A spokesman for the Irish Taxi Drivers Federation said proposed fare changes from May would bring unfair costs to taxi drivers. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taxi drivers are to hold a “drive-through” protest in Dublin city centre from 2pm today (Tuesday). The demonstration will run from Phoenix Park and is(...)

Gardaí clear protestors from O’Connell Bridge in Dublin last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

As the main anti-water charge protest was coming to an end in Dublin’s south inner city last evening, smaller groups of breakaway protesters were caus(...)

Roy Keane signing the back of Sadie McCarthy’s jacket at the book signing of his first autobiography in Easons, Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

Charles Dickens was the first literary superstar. On his legendary public reading tours, he enthralled audiences of thousands but as an old booksel(...)

At the Little Museum of Dublin are Conor Pope, right, with Monika Wright and Jean Michel Clermont-Goulet, the French-Canadian couple whom he advised how to spend their limited time in Dublin. Photograph: Simon O’Connor

I feel the weight of the city on my shoulders as I stand on the first floor of a grand old Georgian house in Dublin and wait for the young French-C(...)

People entitled to social welfare support in Ireland, particularly migrants, do not receive it due to inadequate service from Government officials, according to Crosscare, an agency of Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese. The agency providing dinner for users of their services in 2012. File.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

People entitled to social welfare support in Ireland, particularly migrants, do not receive it due to inadequate service from Government officials, ac(...)

Prof Jonathan Hourihane said the UCC First Responder Anaphylaxis Autoinjector Programme was suspended in 2011 over concerns about administering a prescription-only medicine to a person who had not had that medicine prescribed.  Photograph: Thinkstock

The Government is being urged to legislate for a potentially life-saving anaphylaxis pilot initiative at an Irish university.Allergy expert Prof Jonat(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

The Way of the Cross procession makes its way through Dublin’s Phoenix Park yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Faith is not an intellectual exercise. “Christian faith is a faith in a God who loves and seeks from us a response in love,” A(...)

Global hit: Chris Hadfield gives hurling a lash. Photograph: David Sleator

As you’ll know, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has been back in Ireland. On his first Late Late Show appearance, before Christmas, he was everything tha(...)