Ken Early: his sporty tweets show a rise in the influence rankings

Good news for RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes: He has retained his position as the most influential journalist on Twitter as judged by the(...)

Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”. Photograph: AP Photo

HOT Buffalo Cauliflower The Happy Pear’s Instagram revelation has us dousing cauliflower in Frank’s RedHot sauce Lydia McGuinness In a cast of st(...)

L-R: Louise Bruton, Alan O’Neill, Ellie Kisyombe, Lynn Ruane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lynn Ruane Student and equality activism Ruane rose to prominence when she was elected president of Trinity College Students Union in February 2015. (...)

The events that will have the least impact are the ones that people view as the most controversial or divisive, the ones that politicians negotiate over in terms of properness and suitability. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are two types of people living in Ireland right now; those who are sick of 1916, and those who are sick of people who are sick of 1916. Get used(...)

How many likes would a status from the afterlife get? Probably more than your eggs benedict. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Christmas is a bad time to be on social media. The passive aggressive tweeting about family’s shortcomings, the Instagram feed cluttered with over-the(...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

You’re going to see food explored from every angle; from how it’s produced, to how we buy it, sell it and consume it. Health issues, and how i(...)

Laura Kennedy, Kathy Sheridan and Una Mullally in the Women’s Podcast studio

“I have a feeling that part of the reason breast cancer awareness has been so successful is because of the marketability of sexualising it,” journa(...)

Margaret Attwood and Sinead Gleeson holding each others books during recording of the Women's Podcast

“In the States, it’s pretty clear in some states that men want to be in control of women’s reproductive life. Actually, they want to be in control (...)

Ireland supporters feel the strain during the World Cup Pool D game against Italy at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Well, aren’t we the neighbourly lot altogether? All this talk about the tournament losing its spark with England’s exit on Saturday night was hard to (...)