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Is there anything you’d like to say Pope Francis? In advance of his visit to Ireland on August 25th, we are asking readers to write a letter to the po(...)

The rug being moved at the  furniture and fine art auction at Powerstown House, Clonee, Co Meath in 1996. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Country house. Rug. Two strapping young men. Anyone with a fanciful turn of mind might be tempted to speculate that there’s a body in the library, and(...)

Part of the Corpus Christi procession from the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh in June 1982.Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It’s not so long since the Corpus Christi procession was one of Ireland’s most cherished Catholic traditions. It was also an annual marker of the arri(...)

Photographers train their cameras on the Guinness home. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Now what do you suppose might be going on here? A nature outing, perhaps? No. Birdwatchers and butterfly-spotters don’t wear macintoshes like the chap(...)

The Times We Lived In: House on Inis M, Aran Islands. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Newspaper photographs don’t often have the composed stillness of a landscape painting. So when I found this study, captioned simply “House on Inis M, (...)

David Bowie backing group in action at Slane Castle. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

Which star could be so spectacular in the rock firmament to warrant a backing band as eye-catching as this? The caption tells all. “David Bowie’s back(...)

Lady Fingall, right, presenting the Joseph R O’Reilly memorial cup to Mrs B Allan, wife of the owner of the winning horse Copp. Photograph: Dermot Barry

“I say – look what I got! Rather super, isn’t it?” This serious piece of silverware is more of a mug than a cup, that’s for sure. And if anybody is p(...)

You don’t see many happy Ryanair pictures. Michael O’Leary does a great job of keeping the airline in the public eye, but between his ebullient nature(...)

Let’s be honest, though, it’s not just my mother who is obsessed with the weather. As a nation, we are entirely fixated on it.

I’ve become increasingly worried about my mother’s obsession with the weather. Every time I open the laptop down at home there is always one website (...)

Paddy Burke from Dublin basks in the midday sunshine on the boardwalk by the River Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

For the second time this month, barbecues are being rolled out and suncream slapped on as Met Éireann forecasts high temperatures to continue “for the(...)

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