Think of the scene in the film The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) finds his father’s friends lining up to tell him what to do: ‘There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?’ They see it as helpful. He does not

It’s advice season. The time of year when the older, allegedly wiser, dispense advice – whether it is wanted or not. These pearls are thrust onto grad(...)

Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen are in action at the World Junior Championships in Trakai in Lithuania.

Another weekend, another Ireland crew in contention at an international event. This time it is the double of Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen at the W(...)

Peadar King with Richard Murphy in Sri Lanka: a series of interviews with Murphy will be screened at the inaugural Inish festival on Inishbofin on Saturday evening.  Photograph: Dave Brandt

Democracy is alive and well on Irish offshore islands, if the tallies from last week’s referendum are anything to go by. Two of three Aran islands vot(...)