Cheesy photo op Award: A shot taken from the Twitter feed of Leo Varadkar of himself and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau jogging in Phoenix Park, Dublin in July. File photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

For Promoting Better Public Understanding of Science Danny Healy-Rae. Without Danny how would we know that climate change is a swizz and that driving(...)

The  woman is accused of indecently assaulting her daughter and jointly raping her with her then husband in the late 1970s

A 71-year-old woman who had difficulty “staying wide awake” during High Court proceedings is to be surrendered to the United Kingdom where she faces c(...)

Damola Adetosoye

A teenager who drowned while swimming in the river Shannon has been described as “a great soccer fan and a powerful, respectful player”. Damola Adeto(...)

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So Ballaghaderreen, my home town, is in the news again. TCD academic Ronan Lyons has concluded it is the cheapest place in Ireland to buy property. Th(...)

Garry Hynes: ‘When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sometime in December 1959, a 6½-year-old girl looked at a familiar yellow electric clock on top of the wireless in her kitchen. She noticed the clock (...)

Oisin Conroy has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity of the murder of his girlfriend Natalie McGuinness

The parents of a 23-year-old Sligo woman who was strangled to death by her boyfriend have said they will never forget what was inflicted upon their “b(...)

At William Partridge’s graveside: Trade unionist Des Geraghty (left) said  Partridge, who died in 1917,  “exposed the atrocious living conditions of workers and their families in the whole of Dublin during his lifetime”. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Trade unionist Des Geraghty has recalled how a Dublin Corporation study in 1903 established that “virtually 60 per cent of Dublin families, with an av(...)

Bin charges: almost all Ireland’s waste is collected by private companies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is a recurring story in Don DeLillo’s masterful novel Underworld about a ship carrying toxic waste. This “ghost ship” sails the world in its des(...)

Minister for Community and Rural Michael Ring TD with Northern and Western Regional Assembly Director David Minton and Joann Hosey, director Bank of Ireland Connacht and Ulster.Western Region Named EU Entrepreneurial Region 2018 at Leeson Centre, Westport, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Ireland’s northern and western areas are to be designated the EU’s European Entrepreneurial Region 2018 for achievements in reversing a bleak economic(...)

Thisispopbaby’s production ‘Riot’. “It is not blindly optimistic. It places resistance and egalitarianism front and centre.”

There’s a point during Riot, the Thisispopbaby production currently at Vicar Street in Dublin, that is somewhat transcendental. It involves a former R(...)