Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

Chairing the debate will be Minister Katherine Zappone, civil rights advocate and the current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This year’s line-up for The Irish Times Debate final was finalised on Saturday, 21st January in the Council Chambers of University College Cork. Ther(...)

US president Barack Obama welcomes Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the Oval Office. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

More than €100,000 was spent on St Patrick’s Day parties in March at nine Irish Embassies abroad. Figures released to The Irish Times show €96,649 wa(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane has married her long-term partner John Clarke.

RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane has married her long-term partner John Clarke at a low key ceremony at Dublin’s registry office.The 64-year-old broadc(...)