There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and gradua(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)

Tom Clonan, his son Eoghan (13) and Eoghan’s care dog Duke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

According to the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 600,000 citizens are living with a disability in Ireland. Census 2016 is expected to show abo(...)

The Disability Federation of Ireland launches its DisableInequality.ie campaign ahead of the election.

The Disability Federation of Ireland launches its DisableInequality.ie campaign today to make equality for persons with disabilities an election issu(...)

Minister did not increase our current threat level when the Irish flag was included in the “global coalition against Islamic State” video.

Recent criticism of the Government’s relative silence on the threat of international terrorism here fails to appreciate the difficulties of communicat(...)

Flowers are left at a memorial near the Bataclan concert hall, Paris,  November 15th, 2015. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has played down the risk of a Paris-type attack taking place in Ireland but said there is a greater need for intell(...)

Geraldine Kennedy, former editor of The Irish Times, will  present with the Mary Cummins Award at the Women in Media event. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The third Women in Media conference is this year inviting men to discuss the common challenges and issues that they both face working in the media and(...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US military cannot project military power in the global war on terror without the use of Shannon airport as it is currently configured. That is ac(...)

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on journalism was told today. Photograph: Getty Images

Journalists are over-reliant on official sources and would do well to emulate academic researchers who draw on “multiple sources”, a conference on jou(...)