Anne Lovett

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Philip Boucher-Hayes: He’s not Joe Duffy, but he’s a good Phil-in

Philip Boucher-Hayes may be an accomplished broadcaster, but as far as callers to Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) are concerned, he’s just an ordinar(...)

Simon Coveney predicted that undecided voters, which he estimated as being about 30 per cent of the electorate,would decide the outcome of the May 25th referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has expressed concern that those campaigning to retain the Eighth Amendment may try to frighten undecided voters into voting No if they h(...)

Kerry babies case: Joanne Hayes, whom 43 “important men” methodically flayed on the tribunal stand

Fallen women. Bold girls. Silly, stupid girls. Poor, unfortunate girls. They were part of the fabric of life in the Ireland of the 1980s. The unmista(...)

Joanne Hayes at the Tralee inquiry in 1985. This week’s apology to  Hayes by An Garda Síochána coincided with the Dáil debate on the recommendation that the Eighth Amendment be repealed. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

“Ireland is changing mother Tell yourself, tell your sons” (from “Ireland is Changing Mother”, by Rita Ann Higgins, 2011) Women suspected of being(...)

“Rights, Resilience, Recovery” is  the  theme of   the 2017 World Congress on Women’s Mental Health taking place in the RDS  from March 6th-9th

“Rights, Resilience, Recovery” is a big theme for a big global meeting on women’s mental health, but two years ago in Japan, experts chose Ireland as (...)

Angelina Jolie: could she be heading for the White House? Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is thinking about running for office. Of course she is. With that beatific smile, the UN special envoy position and the postcard-per(...)

Reeling in the years: the many faces of Uncle Gaybo, including, top left, with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000; bottom left, the motorcycling enthusiast; inset left, on The Late Late Show in 1966; centre, presenting his Lyric FM radio show last year; middle right, shaking hands with Charles Haughey at a surprise party at RTÉ in 1998; and bottom right, as chairman of the Road Safety Authority in 2007

At the heart of all great talent, and of all great change, is a mystery. Analysts can dissect the components that went into making a particular per(...)

Nicola White: “The book isn’t a version of Joanne Hayes’ story. It’s inspired by that time and by other tragedies such as the Ann Lovett case in Granard. It was an era that remained unresolved for me, it haunted me”

The debut thriller In the Rosary Garden finished its UK and Irish tour with a Temple Bar launch last night, just minutes away from the location(...)

Evelyn Forde and Annette Hunter-Evans, founders of Cherish. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As soon as the “little tot” was put in her arms the feeling of all- consuming love took her breath away. “The overwhelming outpouring of love was some(...)

From the heart: Christy Moore

Christy Moore is thinking about the songs he never wrote. The ones that remained unfinished, the ones that resisted polishing, the ones that failed to(...)