Dark secrets: Genevieve O’Reilly and James Nesbitt in ‘The Secret’

For more than 20 years a Northern Ireland dentist, Colin Howell, and his lover, a Sunday-school teacher named Hazel Buchanan, got away with murder. In(...)

Pathos and farce: Peter Coonan, Owen McDonnell and Seán T Ó Meallaigh from TG4's Wrecking The Rising

For the most part, this year’s centenary commemorations have been sober and reflective, imbued with that quiet dignity usually only achieved when Ree(...)

‘Poldark’: Starring Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner at the eponymous hero. photograph: mike hogan

Sideline Productions, which is currently busy making the fourth series of the Great Irish Bake Off for TV3, collected a €10,000 cheque (in giant publi(...)

Tom Doorley told Dublin District Court he suffered two broken shoulders when he was hit by a taxi in Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Food critic Tom Doorley has told a court he suffered two broken shoulders after being hit by a car in Dublin city-centre. Taxi driver Mark Cruikshan(...)

Katie and Daniel on the Irish version of First Dates

Anna Nolan, head of development at Coco Television, is no stranger to reality TV. A star of the first series of Big Brother on Channel 4 and now pres(...)

A pro-choice supporter in Belfast at a protest after a woman was sentenced for procuring her own abortion. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It has been interesting to see the anti-abortion lobby come out so forcefully for repealing the Eighth Amendment in recent weeks. The comments and ca(...)

The Court of Appeal  court has reserved judgment on a woman’s appeal against the High Court’s finding that she had failed to prove her symphysiotomy was unjustified. File photograph: Collins Courts

A woman who alleges an unjustified symphysiotomy was performed on her at a Dublin hospital 12 days before her first baby was born in 1963 did not kno(...)

Baby booming: the staff of Portland Hospital with glam new mum Lu Hui

Aside from the baby bit, my maternity-hospital memories include my new runners being stolen from under the bed and the Grand National being on the TV (...)

AIB group brand director Brian Keating with James Stephens GAA club hurler Jackie Tyrrell (left) and Crossmaglen footballer Aaron Kernan. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

It had become, by AIB’s admission, a “tired” sponsorship. But the bank’s long-standing relationship with the All Ireland club football championship ha(...)

There are things the next government could do to not only preserve but promote employment in the Irish media sector. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Writing about government media policy is an exercise in the language of hypotheticals. Even when we had a Government, there wasn’t much of a policy – (...)