Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

Britain’s Prince William said the loss of the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo is “a tragedy that reaches far beyond the community” in which the four “so gallantly served” and they “will never be forgotten”.

Britain’s Prince William has paid a special tribute to the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo last March.(...)

Stephen, Brigetta and Nellie Lannen, who who has spinal muscular atrophy type one, a rare genetic condition.

The parents of a young child with a rare genetic condition are seeking access to a new drug they believe could save their daughter’s life. Stephen a(...)

Kinvara green  before the quayside area was tarred over to allow work on a new sewage treatment plant. Photograph: Aerial Video Photo Production

On the eve of the annual gathering of Galway hookers in Kinvara, the harbour community has appealed for the return of its lost village green. A publ(...)

 Great-nieces of Bridget Stewart (11), who died in 1916, attend the commemoration ceremony. Deirdre Billane, Marie Connolly, Lilla Peppard, Annette Delaney and Doreen Boylan were among those there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forty children who lost their lives during the Easter Rising were remembered in Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Some 300 people gathered at the cemeter(...)

Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Easter 1916: part of David Rooney’s illustration of Edward Daly

By his own account David Rooney was an unlikely person to be asked to illustrate a book about the men and women of 1916. “For me growing up, everythin(...)

Proclamation Day was described by Minister for Heritage Heather Humphreys as a “once in a generation occasion”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The |rish Times

Thousands of schools and other educational institutions will be participating in Proclamation Day, one of the flagship initiatives of the State commem(...)

Blue is the colour and GAA is the game for Declan O’Rourke, who heads the Irish operation of global insurance giant AIG. Dublin blue, that is, not t(...)

Declan O’Rourke, general manager of AIG in Ireland, said whiplash awards here were out of kilter with the rest of Europe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

AIG, the world’s biggest insurer, wants Ireland to consider banning whiplash claims to help counter soaring motor insurance charges and to avoid the (...)

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