Local elections, Kimmage-Rathmines: Green Party local election candidate Patrick Costello canvasses in Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

“Do you know anything about this spine, what’s it called, BusConnects?” asks a young woman in Harold’s Cross, south Dublin, who has just answered the (...)

Sue Rynhart: ‘If touring, I will bring quick oats and fruit with me as often I’ll be too nervous to stomach much else before performing that evening.’

7am Up with the kids and it’s madness getting everyone up and out. Breakfast is porridge, made with water, with berries or raisins with coffee and mil(...)

College authorities have been adding more and more study places each year, but have been struggling to keep up with record levels of demand. Photograph: iStock

It’s midnight outside UCD’s James Joyce library and hundreds of bleary-eyed students are trailing out the main door. Some have been here since first (...)

7.30am My partner’s job has regular hours so I’m up with him and have builders tea with milk and Marmite on sourdough toast. 10.30am I’ll work for a (...)

The Kevin Street campus: purchase seen as coup for Westridge Real Estate chief Shane Whelan

The former DIT Kevin Street campus has been acquired by global institutional investor York Capital and Dublin-based developer Westridge Real Estate f(...)

 Joe Tynan, PwC Head of Tax (left) with some of the  shortlisted entrepreneurs for the 2019 Bolton Trust/PwC Innovation Awards  (L-R) Keith Curley, Gladcloud; Patrick Liddy, UtiltyAR; and Shane O’Sullivan, Glimpse

Three Dublin start-ups are competing for a prize of €10,000 in the final of the 2019 Bolton Trust/PwC Innovation Awards, pitching digital advertising (...)

RTÉ Lyric FM presenter Ellen Cranitch

8.30am First it’s coffee. I can’t face the day without a decent cup or two. No milk. I’ll take my two dogs out – a border collie and a spaniel – for a(...)

BBC News broadcaster Nuala McGovern

6.45am Working on early morning shows have made me a lark so any chink of light and I’m awake. If I’m being virtuous I’m into the yoga gear for an hou(...)

Hanif Kureishi: “The most tempting thing for a writer is snacks.”Photograph:David Levenson/Getty Images

6am I’d like to loll in bed until noon like a teenager but I wake up too early, and make strong black Bolivian coffee, and shuffle into my study where(...)

Peter Barrett of  Aviation Capital and Sean Rainbird of National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital photos

6am I listen to the radio in bed, BBC4 first and RTÉ 1 later on. Twice a week I go to the gym for 45 minutes and have breakfast after. A pot of tea wi(...)

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