Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

Sara Smyth, exhibition curator and Dr Sandra Collins, eirector of the National Library of Ireland at the launch of its 1916 exhibition ‘Rising’ at the National Photographic Archive, which runs until the end of October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland has launched its Easter Rising photographic collection. Some 60 photographs are included depicting scenes relating t(...)

Irish Times front page picture from Janaury 6th.  The body of a migrant child , with a Turkish coast guard boat in the background, lies on the shore in the Aegean coastal town of Dikili, near the western city of Izmir.  REUTERS/Depo Photos

The photograph on the front page of yesterday’s Irish Times brought me back to a beach near Izmir in Turkey last month. The beach I went to was litte(...)

Patrick Logue and all the family  head for Termonfeckin beach on Christmas morning, come hail rain or snow. In 2010 actually was snow on the beach.

We asked some of our journalists what they do to feel healthy – or alleviate the calorie intake guilt – on Christmas Day and over the coming days. Wa(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the symposium hosted by Charlie Flanagan TD, with Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The murder of more than 250,000 Syrians could have been prevented if the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council had acted more (...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

Future generations of global business leaders can gain a head start in the multilingual, multicultural and internationalised business world thr(...)

Goal setting to kick habits such as overindulging in wine should be SMART: S = Specific, M= Measurable; A = Attainable; R = Relevant and T = Time-bound

It was a fitting finale to eight weeks of interesting public talks. Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s talk on breaking bad habits went down well, to cap off (...)

Farmers picking their harvest  in Alaga, Ethiopia. “The concern is that if there is not a timely response the situation will deteriorate,” says John Rynne of Goal. Photograph:  Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images

Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with more than eight million people already in need of food assistance as a result of weather condit(...)

Syrian migrants and refugees on their way through Turkey. In the absence of a safe zone inside Syria, Turkey may be unable to prevent refugees from entering, and subsequently exiting to Europe. Photograph: AFP Photo/Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s recent intervention in the Syrian Civil War has further complicated what was already the most complex conflict of this century. It is likely (...)

Pupils of Mount Temple Take part in red tshirt day. Photograph: Stephen McCullagh

An initiative started by a Dublin man in response to the image of a three-year-old drowned refugee is being replicated around the world. Bernard Dunl(...)