Adi Roche

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 A local resident joins the attempt to fight  wildfires  approaching the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece’s second largest island. We have been gently boiling our planet and the evidence is all around us.  Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

I may make a couple of controversial statements. Brace yourself. Several of the kids have said that they probably won’t have children. It’s a saddeni(...)

Campaigner Adi Roche delivers a plea to the United Nations general assembly in New York on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Adi Roche has been awarded the highest honour of the Belarusian Orthodox Church in recognition of her work on behalf of people affected there by the n(...)

Sanita Pušpure (39), who won the Women’s Single Sculls World Championship in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2018 and successfully defended her title in Ottensheim in Austria in 2019, has admitted she was surprised to be chosen as Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Double World and European Rowing Champion Sanita Pušpure has been given a timely boost as she prepares for the delayed Olympics in Tokyo by being chos(...)

 Easkey Britton: “For me, it’s been this constant force and a really positive one in my life, to have that connection with the outdoors and something like the sea.”

Easkey Britton really likes life simple. Throughout these self-confessed interesting times, Easkey has an unusual definition for success. “How close(...)

Donal de Róiste: The former lieutenant in the Irish Army,  now aged 75, was retired in 1969 by then president Éamon de Valera. Photograph: Jim Walpole

The family of former Irish Army officer Donal de Róiste have welcomed the news that the Government is to hold a review into the circumstances surround(...)

Chernobyl drama: Irish actor Jessie Buckley portrays Lyudmilla Ignatenko, whose husband Vasily was one of the first firefighters on the scene of the 1986 disaster

A new five-part miniseries dramatising the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion will bring “fresh eyes” to the disaster and its subsequent cover-up, Chern(...)

Kristen O’Reilly (far right) with her siblings Nicola, Lorraine, Keith, Nora and Michelle

Kristen O’Reilly often wonders if her father John Martin was whistling as he went about his work that day. He whistled a lot. He was missing when she (...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Ihar Shadzkou from Belarus as he arrived with Chernobyl Chidren at Dublin Airport to stay with families across Ireland for Christmas. Photograph:  Brian McEvoy

Ihar Shadzkou (18) was jubilant when he was surprised with a new custom-built wheelchair on arrival at Dublin Airport for his annual Christmas visit f(...)

President Michael D Higgins with two former presidents, Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Among all the talk this week about who will or will not contest a presidential election and whether parties will support them, very little has been sa(...)

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