Sunset in the town of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

As restaurants prepare to open, we asked well-known people about the meal they remember the most Joe Duffy: Breakfast in the woods Br(...)

Former US ambassador to the Republic Jean Kennedy Smith pictured in 2014. File photograph: Ron Sachs/EPA

Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister of the Kennedy clan who as the US ambassador to the Republic in the 1990s helped pave the way for a formal agreement to e(...)

Seán Hanley (left) and his Scoil Bhríde team-mates celebrate defeating Lios na nÓg in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

I’ve been blessed down the years. Spoiled rotten. So many big games in Croker. As a 12-year-old, I was there when Séamus Darby scored arguably the mo(...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

 Briain McGeary dressed as Santa embraces his sister Brónagh on her arrival back from Vancouver after one year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

For Briain McGeary, the most appropriate way to welcome his sister home for the holidays was by dressing up in a Santa costume when he met her in the (...)

Vyvian White of  Lotus Landscape Design

Vyvian White moved his garden and landscape design business, Lotus Landscape Design, from France five years ago where he had run a business for some 1(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. Photograph: iStock

Researchers at a university in the United States say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the University of Florida’(...)

Aoibheann Sweeney (right) with her partner Inez Murray and their children Finn Murray-Sweeney (7) and Willa Murray-Sweeney (11)

Like many people with metastatic cancer, I spend a lot of time waiting for results. I moved to Ireland three years ago and at the beginning of this su(...)

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

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