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Former president Mary McAleese. Her new memoir, Here’s The Story, details her extraordinary life and career. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president on criticising the church, building bridges, life during lockdown – and her new memoir Mary McAleese’s apartment in the Dub(...)

Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

Aaron Brady when he was living and working in the USA.

Propped on a stool drinking cider at the bar of the Coachman’s Inn on New York’s Katonah Avenue in the Bronx in 2014, Aaron Brady thought back to the (...)

The Saw Doctors: joyous music and  irreverent,  beguilingly smart lyrics. Photograph: Terry Thorp/The Irish Times

When I was young and stupid I hated the Saw Doctors. For the briefest of spells in the late 1980s we were even rivals on Galway’s music scene. I say r(...)

A very quiet Dublin Airport

Shortly before 6am, the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport, usually thronged with people emerging from overnight transatlantic flights, is deadly quiet, (...)

Nobel Prize winner Professor William Campbell. Photograph: Laura Hutton

For Prof William C Campbell, Ireland’s only winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, Sunday will mark another significant milestone in his(...)

Catherine Hamilton and her family flying into Milford Sound, New Zealand.

It is a difficult and challenging time for thousands of Irish people living around the world, and their loved ones at home, not knowing when they will(...)

Conor Lane: ‘Throughout 2019, I acted as a network leader in London for Shine Cancer Support, a UK charity that assists younger adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s living with cancer and their Plus Ones’
Lockdown, the marathon and me

If truth be told, running a marathon had never been one of my main priorities in life. But the seed was planted when I was told during treatment for a(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle said Aer Lingus has processed about 200,000 refunds or vouchers for customers who had their travel plans disrupted by Covid-19 . Photograph: The Irish Times

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle has called on the Government to remove the quarantine restrictions on people travelling into the country by the (...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

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