Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Jerly Vivas from Venezuela. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The bicycles go by in twos and threes; there’s a music festival for 55,000 people in a field in Stradbally this weekend. Everyone’s circling the area(...)

David Gavin (26) from Castlebar, Co Mayo. His memorial  Mass heard he was a man who lived, loved and laughed”. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish man who has not been seen since diving into water in the Rocky Mountains in Canada told his friends he was “in paradise” shortly before he di(...)

Aslan: (from left) Rodney O’Brien, Alan Downey, Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell and Billy McGuinness. “Slade were from a place in Wolverhampton like Finglas, they were just ordinary blokes.  I never considered the fact that you could come from a place like Finglas and become a singer.”

It began for Christy Dignam at the kitchen table at home in Finglas when he was a kid. His father would make dinner on Sundays and sing his heart out (...)

PewDiePie huh?: Disney is reportedly cutting ties to YouTube star Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg after he posted videos that included anti-Semitic content. Photograph: EPA/Stephen Morrison

Something important just happened to the world’s most famous person and nobody noticed because nobody has ever heard of the word’s most famous person.(...)

Mary Connolly: Discovered busking in Dublin, she sold 64,000 tickets to 28 shows at the  Empire Theatre (now the Olympia),  breaking box office records and saving the theatre from bankruptcy and demolition.

On Sunday June 3rd, 1917, a desperate young woman arrived at Ailesbury Road, Dublin, from a Dorset Street tenement. For months, carefully concealing h(...)

The funeral  of Reece Cullen (17) from Jobstown, Co Dublin took place Wednesday morning at the Church of St Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, Tallaght. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If numbness was physical, you could have touched it inside the Church of St Martin de Porres in Old Bawn, Tallaght. Invisible and silent, it was eve(...)

President Patrick Hillery at Áras An Uachtaráin. Photograph: Pat Langan

President Patrick Hillery declined to take a refund of almost £4,200 from public funds for his daughter’s air fare to Australia for an official presi(...)

 PJ Tynan in his garden with his dog Edgar Linton, named after a character in Wuthering Heights

Who? PJ Tynan runs Courtwood Books, in Vicarstown, Stradbally, Co Laois, which specialises in selling rare and antiquarian books, mostly of Irish i(...)

The ‘Exploration Station’ will draw up to 150,000 visitors per yera. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-million euro interactive science centre for children featuring a planetarium has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The N(...)