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(...)

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(...)