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New DUP leader Edwin Poot. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Irish women from the Protestant community have described the election of Edwin Poots as the de facto leader of unionism, as “very worrying” a(...)

 Pradeep Mahadeshwar in Milltown, Dublin. ‘It’s disheartening to say but most of my racist experiences have been in gay spaces,’ he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Pradeep Mahadeshwar was growing up in Mumbai he regularly saw members of the city’s transgender and intersex community – known as hijra – in the (...)

Shane Nugent from Tipperary photographs Christian Feehan from Offaly and Erik Agudelo from Venezuela at the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A year-long programme exploring Irish LGBTI+ identity and experiences over the last several decades to the present has been announced by the National (...)

“Thou dost have more hair than when last we met,” says John Spillane when my hairy face appears on his screen. “That’s a line from Coriolanus. I did i(...)

New Zealand minister for Covid-19 response Chris Hipkins speaks to the media at the weekend with prime minister Jacinda Ardern beside him, in Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph: Dave Rowland/Getty

Australia has suspended quarantine-free travel with neighbouring New Zealand after three new community cases of Covid-19 were detected in Auckland ove(...)

A Rough Ride, written by Paul Kimmage and published in 1990, revealed to a shocked public the extent of the doping culture in cycling.

Summer 1990, and somewhere between finishing my Leaving Cert and going to run in college in America, my dad arrives home with a sports book under his (...)

David Shaw-Smith died on Saturday, January 16th. Photograph:

David Shaw-Smith, the Dublin film-maker whose deep interest in the world of traditional crafts led to the celebrated Hands television series, has died(...)

Assassination, from Latin assassinare, ‘to kill wrongfully by surprise/suddenly’.

It is safe to say there are few among our 2020 batch of new pensioners who don’t remember where they were on November 22nd, 1963. They would have bee(...)

Australian former rugby union player Dan Palmer: ‘The longer the [Israel] Folau saga dragged on, the more I felt a responsibility to say something.’ Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

There has been an outpouring of support for Dan Palmer, the Australian former rugby union player, after he became the first Wallabies player and just (...)

  Katherine Staunton of Nimble Fingers top shop in Stillorgan, Dublin. ‘In December we do 25 per cent of our annual turnover and November wouldn’t be far behind. We simply can’t make that up,’ she says. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Toy shop operators fear that parents – afraid they will be unable to secure must-have gifts for their children – will turn to major online retailers i(...)

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