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Katie Rose Whelan: ‘The Bliain na Gaeilge campaign is vital in portraying Gaeilge as the language it is rather than confining it to the school subject that it’s perceived to be’

I wasn’t brought up with Irish, in fact I was the first of my extended family to go to a Gaelscoil and only began speaking the language when I went to(...)

Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

Commuters make their way in the snow this in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Many key transport networks across the country will be shut down for large parts of Thursday and in some cases into Friday due to continuing blizzard-(...)

Glanmire are closing in on Liffey Celtic  with just three losses in the league under their belts.Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leixlip Amenities Centre will play host to a tantalising top of the table clash in the women’s Super League this weekend as table toppers Courtyard L(...)

The drugs recovered in Maynooth on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Facebook

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after gardaí seized cocaine worth an estimated €500,000 in Co Kildare. Officers from the Garda National Drugs an(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

Templeogue Black Amber captain Stephen James will be up against his brothers in the Pat Duffy National Cup final on Saturday.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The last weekend of January can only mean one thing in Irish basketball – it’s Hula Hoops National Cup finals time. All roads lead to the National B(...)

Gardaí investigating the accident are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Leixlip Garda Station at 01-6667800.

A 36-year-old woman has died 11 days after being involved in a road traffic collision with a truck in Celbridge, Co Kildare. The woman’s car collide(...)

Kane McCormack: Garda foiled an attempt on his  life three months ago. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

The Garda foiled an attempt on the life of Kane McCormack three months ago and believe he was lured to his death by men he trusted over the weekend. (...)

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