Annie Ryan in Nora. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Nora Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs ★★★ Updating a classic is always a chancy endeavour, so kudos is due to novelist and playwright Belinda McKeon(...)

Kevin McNamara: his arrival in the Commons following a byelection came just before the outbreak of the Troubles and for the bulk of his career it was a major focus of his concern. Photograph: PA

Former British Labour Party MP Kevin McNamara, who has died aged 82,probably did more during his long political career than any other British politici(...)

Father’s Day: Ollie Clerkin in 1975. The pipe wasn’t an affectation, but the rest of it – the GAA kneel, the flexed arm, the ever-so-slight hint of a smirk – is surely a put-on

Malachy Clerkin on his father, Oliver I had never seen this photograph before Mam dug it out for me, last week, and now I can’t stop looking at it. H(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Sleeping rough in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I’ve less than ten minutes I reckon, before your woman Sadie, with her gold loopy earrings and yellow streaked hair, comes around from behind the hotp(...)

Nora Higgins will be honoured by President Michael D HIggins on Thursday.

Nora Higgins is never one to miss the chance to raise funds for good causes. Last year, she abseiled down the side of a hospital building in London. N(...)

Lebue fur bow scarves in cream and natural, €400. Tivoli leather dress in black €1,065. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Umit Kutluk has memories as a child of playing on a simple embroidery machine at home in Istanbul and making all sorts of shapes with it. Now an estab(...)

A row between the National Oil Reserves Agency  and one of its contractors over the alleged unlawful occupation of a site in Ringsend, Dublin, has been resolved, the High Court has heard.

A row between the National Oil Reserves Agency and one of its contractors over the alleged unlawful occupation of a site in Ringsend, Dublin, has bee(...)

The National Oil Reserves Agency seeks injunctions compelling Francis Dolan Plant to vacate the Poolbeg site and remove all its equipment, machinery, plant and property.

A civil engineering firm is unlawfully occupying a site in Ringsend, Dublin, close to the Poolbeg power-generating station, in a dispute over payment (...)

Members of the Defence forces fold the Tricolour over the coffin bearing the remains of Thomas Kent at St Nicholas’s Church, Castlelyons, Co Cork, during his State funeral and reinterment last year. He was executed 100 years ago today. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The family of Easter 1916 hero Thomas Kent have spoken of their pride in their forebear’s sacrifice as they remembered him at a special commemoration (...)