Angela Clarke composed a number of songs, and this one, Hoist the Flag, was written in Dublin after the Rising.

A long forgotten 1916 song, one of only a couple known to have been composed by a woman at the time, was performed in Clarke Square in the National Mu(...)

A roaring success: Shouk in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The slicker life gets the more we crave rough edges, texture, maybe even some snags. Handcrafts are having their moment as our fingers ache to do some(...)

Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel last summer.  Photograph: Wesley Nolan

Last summer Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel. This was an achievement in itself, but made even great(...)

Enya Allen (4) from Navan and Lexi Byrne (4) from Carlow  reveal the theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show, the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

This year’s Late Late Toy Show will have a nautical theme. It has been a wish of host Ryan Tubridy for years that Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless (...)

Sarah Broderick (9) and her brother Daniel (6) are both profoundly deaf. Rachel, their mother, says: “Deaf children are succeeding more and more, because it’s more accepted that their education needs are different, and that’s not a bad thing.”

When Genevieve was diagnosed profoundly deaf at the age of two, her mother was consumed with worry. “This was a new experience for me,” she says. “ I(...)