Dublin Rose Laura Vines’ dog Penny, high fives Dáithí Ó Sé onstage at the Rose of Tralee Festival Dome on Monday night. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tralee is in a particularly festive mood this week and it’s only partially down to the Roses. For the first time the Rose of Tralee festival has coin(...)

Rose of Tralee: the joy is that no hint of modernity is allowed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Rose of Tralee turns 60 this year. And hasn’t she weathered it well! Doesn’t she have the look of a woman half her age! Maybe this is the year one(...)

Alice O’Sullivan, mother of the late Leah Troy, arriving at  Cork City Coroner’s for the inquest into her daughter’s death.

A 13-month-old accidentally strangled to death after becoming entangled in a window blind cord at her family home in Cork, an inquest has heard. Leah(...)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985)

Michele McCormack (Chicago Rose 1985) Michele McCormack became the Chicago Rose “when it was still fun and not so serious”. Even now more than three(...)