Sinéad O’Brien, who contracted Covid-19 in March, at home in Marrowbone House. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Sinéad O’Brien still becomes upset when remembering isolating with her family – including her husband and two children – for 14 days in March in their(...)

Niamh Damery, of the University of Limerick, national winner of the James Dyson Award

Niamh Damery, a 22-year-old student from Cork, has been announced as the national winner of the James Dyson Award for a project that attempts to solve(...)

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane of Izzy Wheels

Two Irish entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for prestigious European Union-backed innovation prizes. Dr Anita Finnegan, founder of Nova Leah, is am(...)

Trasman Jules High Sleeper from JellyBean.

Ever thought of going into a business where most of your customers are children? It really can be child’s play, according to successful entrepreneurs (...)

Hugo Byrne - ‘With a knife, it has to work before you decide how it’s going to look’. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

Hugo Byrne goes slowly. Otherwise the blade might lose its temper. Thoughts of sharp objects losing their tempers could lead you to worry about bloody(...)

Since Covid-19 school closures, we fully realise what levels of patience, persistence and personal attention goes into the role of educator. Photograph: iStock

Homeschooling has given us all a new appreciation of teachers – with both parents and pupils missing the múinteoirs. Since Covid-19 school closures, (...)

Research into local Galway fonts: From ancient ogham stones to recent sign paintings, the designers sought   to capture as much of Galway as possible.

Can you create a typeface specifically for a county? One that would capture the essence of the region: its people, landscape, complex past and future (...)

Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova, Fran Halpin and Niamh O’Connor, the three emerging female Irish artists taking part in the $€X¥ Gstaad exhibition, organised by ArtsFemin

Three emerging Irish women artists have been invited to exhibit their works in Gstaad, the Swiss winter fairyland famed for snowy slopes, gingerbread (...)

Dublin Bay by George  Potter (€700-€900)

The current on-line auction of Whyte’s of Molesworth Street, which will end on Monday, February 17th, has quite a selection of Irish and international(...)

Bláithín Pringle is a final year student in NCAD and will be voting for Independents or Sinn Féin in the  election. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

“No Fianna Fáil, no Fine Gael. That’s point blank out,” says Bláithín Pringle. In common with many of her fellow students at Dublin’s National Colleg(...)

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