Martha Godsil outside her home in Artane, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It might seem an obvious fact that not all young people are the same or have similar needs, just because they share an age demographic. The same is tr(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

‘The world doesn’t seem to understand that there really are people who are content to live alone.’ Ann Widdecombe in Belfast last week. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker

At 8am in a Belfast hotel, Ann Widdecombe, who the night before was participating in the Belfast Book Festival, is already looking bright and breez(...)

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Today they opened the Rosie Hackett Bridge. A bridge to celebrate the life, achievements and fighting spirit of a young, working class Dublin woman. R(...)

Greying widower Shuhei Hirayama (Chishu Ryu) divides his ritualistic life between drinking sessions with the same old friends and home, where he is(...)

Fifty-nine nursing homes reported 95 allegations of misconduct by nursing home staff or employers to Hiqa last year. Photograph: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Advocacy groups have expressed shock at the fact that 4,246 cases of serious injury to nursing home residents were reported by nursing homes to to the(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will attend an ecumenical service in Dublin on Wednesday to mark the death of Brian Boru 1,000 years ago at the Battle (...)

In a word

One had hardly turned one’s back (I was on leave) when the Vicar of Skeagh (Rtd) launched a tsunami of syllables at a defenceless (...)

Woman doing hand wraps before working out. Photograph: Getty’s LeanIn collection

There is the businesswoman, wearing a suit and glasses and holding a briefcase. There is the mother, smiling as she pours milk into her children’s ce(...)

Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour l’Echafaud 1:40

How’s this for an overture? Julien (Maurice Ronet), a former paratrooper in the Foreign Legion, kills the shadowy industrialist husband of Florence (J(...)