San Francisco Rose Amanda Donohoe:  “It’s definitely brought huge light to our lives and we are in a better place as a family.” Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The San Francisco Rose, who lost two family members in the Berkeley balcony tragedy, said the Rose of Tralee has been “monumental to the healing proce(...)

Dáithí Ó Sé with Rose of Tralee contestants during a photocall at Malahide Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish summer sputtered towards its traditional denouement on Tuesday as presenter Dáithí Ó Sé descended by helicopter from the heavens for the ann(...)