Irish Times journalists Kitty Holland talks to students at the Higher Options expo.  Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Day off school? Don’t mind if I do. Let’s face it: for many students, Higher Options is a welcome respite, where they can hop off the Leaving Cert ju(...)

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton presents a Mercedes AMG Project One

Most of what follows on Mercedes-AMG’s ground-breaking, Formula One-sourced Project One hypercar had to be heavily edited to remove involuntary potty (...)

Dr Rhona Mahony at Labour Party think-in. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Working conditions in the Irish health service are “toxic” and are a disincentive to attracting and retaining medical professionals, the master of th(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

Roy Hodgson:  The 70-year-old will be charged with steering Crystal Palace to safety in the Premier League following a poor start to the season.  Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Roy Hodgson is to return to Premier League management with Crystal Palace a little over a year since England’s humiliating exit from Euro 2016 at the(...)

Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

Ian Jones and offensive guard Jeff Allen before the Texans playoff clash with the Patriots in January, 2017.

In 2010 Ian Jones was a second year Arts student in University College Cork. Today he is part of a backroom team preparing the Houston Texans for its (...)

Derek Leinster, born in the Bethany Home in 1938 and chairman of the Bethany Home Survivors’ Group, with Lorraine Jackson, who was brought to the home and adopted after nine months, attending an annual remembrance at Mount Jerome cemetery for children who lost their lives at the home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Joyce McSharry has a small wallet-sized folder with pictures of her mother Emily. There are several shots, black and white, all belonging to a traumat(...)

Stobart flies the Southend routes for British airline Flybe and began expanding the network last May, when it introduced new craft on the services

The number of passengers flying with Stobart Air from London Southend Airport trebled to 35,000 between April and August, the Irish carrier says. Sto(...)

Public Piano at Pearse Station as Iarnród Éireann encourages commuters to play a tune. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Sing-songs around the piano may soon be a feature of Dublin commuter life as Iarnród Éireann installs a permanent upright in Pearse Street station. (...)