Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway today.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Artist and peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy is serving another prison sentence over her opposition to the use of Shannon airport by the US military.Ms(...)

Eimear McBride: depicts in her own singular language a young woman’s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for her debut novel, A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. The prize was announced as(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Tom Clonan with his son Eoghan (11) and Duke, Eoghan’s assistance dog, at home in Booterstown, south Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

My son attends the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin. Eoghan is 11 years old and suffers from a rare and serious neuromuscular disease. He was a healt(...)

If people refuse to support the CRC’s work it is children and adults with disabilities who will suffer. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

In the book Connected: the Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, Nick Christakis and James Fowler trace the fascinatin(...)

Relatives carry a coffin during a funeral procession for Selima Merali (41) and her daughter Nuriana Merali (15), who were killed in the attack by gunmen at the Westgate Shopping Centre. (Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

A former Irish Army ranger was part of a team of private security workers who helped to evacuate hundreds of people from Nairobi’s Westgate shopping m(...)