Waiting to start the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rain teemed down in Dublin and the city centre streets were also awash with the multitudes trooping towards Merrion Square for the start of the a(...)

April and Joe English in Crosshaven, Co Cork.

The death has been announced of the yachtsman Joe English (58), the former skipper of Ireland’s first entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race in h(...)

Life-changing diagnosis: Steph Booth with her husband, Tony Both, at home in the north of England.  Photograph:  George Skipper

I asked my husband, Tony, to give up smoking marijuana before we moved to Cavan. It was 2003, and he had indulged in the habit for decades. We were mo(...)