Aine Ryan

9 results

Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila runs barefoot for victory in the Rome 1960 Olympic Games marathon. Photograph:  AFP/AFP/Getty Images

One of the apparent eccentricities of my middle-age is that, whenever conditions allow these days, I have taken to running barefoot in the park. It’s (...)

“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

Áine Ryan with her father, George.

Daddy’s dementia makes me preoccupied with death. His death. My own death. My baby brother Dermot’s painful death from pancreatic cancer. Mammy’s deat(...)

“Then there’s the photographer, videographer, DJ, fake tan, shellac nails, selfie mirror, clown, and cartoonist for the kids”

It is my morning mantra as the big day fast approaches: I must be mindful. I must remember I am a mere mother of the bride (MOB) in the corporate conv(...)

The Mayo case is likely to have international ramifications for VW.

In the latest twist in the Volkswagen emissions scandal the car firm’s legal team walked out of Castlebar District Court on Tuesday afternoon after Di(...)

John Banville writes crime novels under the Benjamin Black pseudonym. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The first Imagine Crime Writing Award will be presented to Irish novelist John Banville during this year’s Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford. Waterfo(...)

Former Irish Times bridge correspondent George Ryan at a book signing. Photograph: Kevin McMahon, Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway

‘Can I have a quiet word?” Bookseller Des Kenny’s heart sank as he knew he had no money on him when he was approached at work one Saturday morning by (...)

Avril Grufferty, Ballinrobe (left) and Martha Egan, Finney, meet Cllr Brendan Henaghan, on his local election canvass in Castlebar. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

The horizontal rain is lashing shoppers off the streets. The liquidation notice in the shuttered frontage of Hynes’ shoe shop – part of Castlebar’s DN(...)

Elaine Gallagher, Caoilean, baby Amaya and Trevor Floody. Photograph: Teresa Cowley

A lack of ambulance services in rural Co Mayo has resulted in one GP, a former Dáil deputy, delivering a seventh baby in his surgery in the coastal vi(...)