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Ireland’s Amy Broadhurst with her gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Turkey. Photograph: Aleksandar Djorovic/Inpho

Amy Broadhurst said she had dreamed of winning the world championships since she “was a wee girl and sometimes it felt like it was never going to happ(...)

Newly graduated Garda Aristides Lucau from Co Kildare  at the passing out ceremony of probationer gardaí at Templemore. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Aristides Lucau couldn’t have known what was ahead of him when he came to Ireland from his native Angola as a boy but on Thursday he graduated with th(...)

The beach at Inchydoney Island.

Bathing beauties If the beach at Inchydoney Island wasn’t in west Cork, it’s the kind of place you’d be prepared to hop on a plane to get to. And whi(...)

Ronela Hajati from Albania with the song ‘Sekret’ performs during the first semifinal of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Photograph: EPA/Alessandro di Marco

In your household do you stand and salute when you hear the Eurovision anthem? You should. The Eurovision is a miraculous thing. This week, 180 millio(...)

Opting to study medicine is a decision one must not take lightly, with the courses having some of the highest entry requirements in the country and having one of the heaviest workloads for the duration of the course. Photograph: iStock

With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating the news for much of the past two years, the importance of medicine and healthcare has never been more obvious t(...)

An industry report that examined official Irish figures alongside those for 14 other EU states found the State spends slightly less of its overall health budget on medicines than the EU average. Photograph: PA

Ireland’s medicines budget has been falling over recent years as a percentage of overall healthcare spending, according to figures from various source(...)

There is more emphasis on quality and comfort with looser fitted blouses, jackets and trousers.

Returning to the workplace presents a fresh opportunity to revamp your office image and even your career prospects. Employees, absent for so long from(...)

When Beryl Ohas was 13, her life changed forever. Photograph: Damien Eagers

When Beryl Ohas was in her final year of primary school her life changed forever. The 13-year-old had just completed her final exam before the summer (...)

Pauline Plastun (14) and Anasteisha Abadjan (7) at the pop-up hub for Ukrainian refugees. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there is a universal symbol for toddlers and wobblers, it is probably Peppa Pig. Four-year-old Magdalena Medenska made straight for a Peppa toy whe(...)

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric after victory over Chelsea in the Champions League at the Bernabeu, Madrid, on April 12th. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Zagreb, June 2007, and a European Championship qualifier in the open-bowl Maksimir stadium. The night was humid, the place buzzed. Croatia, the nation(...)

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