The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

It is 50 years since Julie Andrews threw her arms open and declared the hills alive with the sound of music, but still no one has answered a very i(...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

A screengrab of the article in the New York Times which has caused offence in Ireland.

The New York Times has apologised for an article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy, admitting some of the language used “could be interpreted as insensi(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy pictured outside Leinster House before the start of the debate on IBRC. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

They were falling over each other in the Dáil in their efforts to be flexible. Just like they had been in the IBRC, apparently, when business swashbuc(...)

Mazda’s CX-5: SUV got off to good start by being Japan’s top-selling SUV in 2012 and 2013

When Mazda launched the CX-5 crossover in 2012, it was easy to miss its significance. Just another tall SUV in a market already flooded with them, (...)

Cork man Cillian O’Leary, winner of the Cork City Marathon: “I just wanted to make sure I didn’t slip on a manhole or the tiles coming down Patrick Street.” Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork man Cillian O’Leary on Monday became the first local person to win the bank holiday marathon in the city since 2007. O”Leary (35) is a native of (...)

‘I have had no satisfaction in dealing with the company, and they insist they have to try to repair the phone three times before they will replace it.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader called Carla has been having “serious issues” with an iPhone 6 she bought from Carphone Warehouse in January. Her phone worked properl(...)

Have you ever had that feeling of such great hatred and anger that it consumes you? You know, that blood-boiling rage? When your face flush(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke with Áine Lawlor and Finbar Furey at the Mansion House Dublin. Lawlor and Furey were recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Awards 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster Áine Lawlor and folk and traditional musician Finbar Furey are among the recipients of the 2015 Lord Mayor’s Awards for their contributio(...)

“Let Bobby in there, lads!” Micheál Martin puts one arm around byelection candidate Bobby Aylward as he salutes the party faithful at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke. 3:13

In the full and plenty days there was always a generous helping of meat in the middle of the FF sandwich. It sustained the party, helping it become st(...)