Bill O Herlihy

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The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

“I should have called it Roy Keane House”: Eamon Dunphy at home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That was a cakewalk for Liverpool last night,” says the photographer. “It was, but they’re still dodgy at the back,” says Eamon Dunphy. “And Klopp’(...)

Michael Twomey (right)  in 2012 with Frank Duggan with whom he played as characters Miah and Cha in “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fond tributes have been paid to veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey who has died aged 84. A stalwart of the Cork theatrical scene for decades, he was b(...)

Glen Killane, managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television, at Eir’s group headquarters in Dublin: ‘We have to understand that not everybody loves sport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not long before the big question for anyone in the business of sport today comes up. Is UFC here to stay, or is it one great, noisy fad? Glen Ki(...)

Irish fans celebrate during  EURO 2016 at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Metropole, France, 22 June 2016. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Dubrule

The Irish are often said to be the best sports fans in the world. We get open letters from host nations at tournaments, double-page spreads in French(...)

Dr Annie Doona, chairwoman designate of the Irish Film Board. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A year ago, the then minister for arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, announced she would put legislation in place to change the name(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will become the first serving president to deliver the oration which takes place on the nearest Sunday to August 22nd, the date that Michael Collins was killed in a republican ambush in 1922. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

President Michael D Higgins will give the oration at this year’s Béal na Bláth commemoration in Co Cork to mark the death of Michael Collins in the Ci(...)

The usual suspects: RTÉ Sport launches its coverage and team at the French ambassador’s residence on Ailesbury Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Four years ago, if you recall, we had to make do with just the 31 games over 24 days, so we’d hardly got the cushions comfy on our couches when the fi(...)

The Après Match team of  Risteard Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy  will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s TV  coverage  of the Euro 2016 finals. Photograph: Domhnall Farmer/Inpho

The Après Match team – Risteárd Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy – will be an intrinsic part of RTÉ’s television coverage for the duration of the (...)

 Seo Linn (above) were given the task of writing and recording a song for Euro 2016 after meeting FAI chief executive John Delaney on Easter Monday. The tune’s called The Irish Roar. File photograph: PA/PA Wire

The band behind Ireland’s song for the European Championships in France was commissioned to write it after a chance meeting just two months ago. Seo(...)

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