US actress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt: her catches included Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and the photographer Gordon Parks. Photograph: Intercontinentale/AFP

Born: February 20th, 1924 Died: June 17th, 2019 Gloria Vanderbilt, the original “poor little rich girl”, inherited vast family wealth at the high pr(...)

Visitors at the  Sachsenhausen former Nazi concentration camp near Berlin. Christians were silent and colluded with systemic genocide by choosing not to know, even when knowing.  Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/AFP/Getty Images

The week after Easter I went on a four-day study trip to Berlin organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. We visited memorials, museums, doc(...)

Alliance party leader and candidate Naomi Long (centre), at the European Parliamentary elections count at the Meadowbank Sports Arena in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The success of Alliance was the headline of the local elections in early May in Northern Ireland and it was the headline of the European Parliament el(...)

Controversial US pastor Steven L Anderson thanked Ireland for banning him because he was getting lots of extra listeners.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pastor Steven Anderson, the first person banned from Ireland under the 1999 Immigration Act, believes its is the country’s loss that he will not be ab(...)

‘This is a time when you explore your options, whether in different sectors or moving overseas.’ Photograph: iStockphoto

Welcome to the big bad world! It sucks but you’re going to love it – hopefully. Some students will be dragged from college kicking and screaming, bu(...)

Pastor Steven Anderson. Photograph: change.org

Online petitions have been launched calling on the Government to ban fundamentalist American preacher Pastor Steven Anderson from speaking in Dublin o(...)

The Savoy cinema on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Profit at Irish Multiplex Cinemas (IMC) Limited fell 9 per cent to €1.16 million in a year that saw films including Spiderman: Homecoming, The Greates(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon at Mountjoy Prison, where he delivered a TEDx talk to about 100 guests and inmates in the prison’s chapel on Tuesday. Photograph: Maxwell

It is still frowned on to swear in church, even if that church is in Mountjoy Prison. So there was some nervous laughter on Tuesday when Dublin footb(...)

Encouraging birds to live in our gardens is a great idea and we can determine the species by the accommodation we provide

There is something so thrilling about nature occurring just under your nose – and at this time of year, our gardens are simply full of it. Of course,(...)

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