Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane at training in Saipan. Photograph:   Andrew Paton/Inpho

“He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion prepa(...)

Tommie Gorman on assignment in Mauritius last year. Photograph: Paul Faith, Press Association

Twenty years ago next January, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with cancer. It hasn’t gone away – a dodgy liver remains home to over 20 secondary tum(...)

The departures area at Dublin Airport. Emigration is again having a dramatic economic and social impact. Photograph: Frank Miller

It had been an ambition of mine for some time to persuade RTÉ producer John O’Regan to come to the Kennedy Summer School to talk about making the phen(...)