Zara Finn, a Leaving Cert student from Cork, has moved to Inis Meáin for the year. “I start my day with a run along the beach, the only sounds are the waves crashing against the limestone rock,” she says

“Inis Meáin? Why are you there?” It’s a question that surfaces as soon as the subject arises in conversation. The answer? There’s a long story behin(...)

The bedrooms at Qbic Hotel are suitably funky to fit in with the area.

I doubt if this is what Anish Kapoor had in mind when he created his 114.5m-high red steel sculpture for the London Olympic Park in 2012. I remember t(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970. Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Obituary: Jimmy Breslin
  • People
  • March 23, 2017, 01:01

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who levelled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 yea(...)

 A view of Trump Tower  in New York, US. File photograph: Justin Lane

The US secret service said on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent’s car in New York City but that such agency-issued computers contain multiple l(...)

A classic car in a Habana Vieja street in Havana: For many Cubans, the question is how to open up in ways that allow society to protect the achievements of the revolution. Photograph: Alvaro Fuente/NurPhoto/Getty

It’s almost midnight, and the queue stretches so far down the street that it disappears into the dark Havana night. The music seems to be pulsing ou(...)

Actor Michael Fassbender takes part in the Made in Austin: A Look Into “Song To Song” panel discussion during  the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish startup community shouldn’t be overly concerned about economic policy shifts under President Trump, says Minister for Employment and Small B(...)

Writer-director John Butler, centre, with the cast of ‘Handsome Devil’ –  Jamie Hallahan, Eoin Griffin, Jay Duffy, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford and Finn O’Shea. Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images

When John Butler was a pupil in Blackrock College, he was caught plagiarising an English essay. In the margin of his copybook, his teacher wrote “Neve(...)

Paul Gleeson with a copy of the original Lease from 1811 at the restored Merchant’s House and Store in Kilrush. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Remember the terrible scene in the movie Brooklyn when bitter old shopkeeper “Nettles” Kelly invites Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) up to her sitting room to t(...)

US-based Irish businessmanTom McCarthy supports “fair and legal” immigration. “Let people in. People who want to come here want to work, they want to make money and that will drive the economy. Immigration is good for business.” Photograph: John Breen

Tom McCarthy, from Limerick, lives in Babylon, Long Island, and runs a bakery in Brooklyn. The day we meet he has to push back our appointment becau(...)