From left, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Laura Magahy, Dr Tom Keane and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The woman selected to oversee a 10-year plan to reform the State’s health service has been urged to divest her stake in a consultancy firm before taki(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris sought approval from Cabinet on Thursday morning for the appointment of Laura Magahy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has approved the appointment of Laura Magahy as executive director of the Slaintecare programme office. Ms Magahy is a former director(...)

Trinity College Dublin says Hillary Clinton will receive an honorary degree from the university and deliver a public lecture on Friday, June 22nd. Photograph: Getty Images

Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey, the man she claimed “shivved” her in the 2016 presidential election campaign, will speak at separ(...)

Ross Keane, director of the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with members of the Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society at the launch of the Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant collection of Irish newsreel material from the period 1900 to 1930.  Photograph: Sasko Lazarov

It is fortunate for posterity that the Irish revolution occurred at the dawn of the era of newsreels. So many of the tumultuous events in Ireland dur(...)

Sheila Pratschke has now dealt with three ministers and has shown herself unafraid to wade into the fray when necessary. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

So is this a valedictory conversation we’re having, I ask Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke as we sit down with coffee and biscuits in the council’s(...)

Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films

When Friedrich Engels penned his Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, examining the wretched conditions of England’s working class slumd(...)

Noel Hill: kicked in the head so hard that his left eye socket was pushed into his skull.  Photograph: noelhill.com

The fame of Noel Hill in Irish traditional music circles had earned him at least two notable mentions in song. One was on Christy Moore’s comic master(...)

Walking in the snow in Dublin city centre on Thursday. Many theatres, cinemas and museums have cancelled events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Your most creative activity over these few days may well be sculpting a snowperson. Dig out that gnarled carrot (if you haven’t eaten it with the last(...)

Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Cosmology tells us that the universe has no centre. Regular patrons of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival would do well to remind themselves (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten (centre) laughs as he is shown an interview given by his younger self, now digitised and preserved by  TG4’s news archive. Also pictured are BAI chief executive Michael O’Keeffe (left) and TG4 director-general Alan Esslemont. Photographer: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

It presents what it calls a súil eile on the stories of the day. Now TG4 has digitised an archive of its news and current affairs output from its firs(...)

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