Aoife Dooley

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Zurich Portrait Prize 2020: a detail from Portrait of a Boy, Morning by Aidan Crotty

A portrait capturing an eight-year-old boy and his time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, which became the inspiration for a painting by his fathe(...)

Senator Catherine Noone: her comments this week were a talking point on the Ray D’Arcy Show. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

If you’re explaining, you’re losing, according to the old political adage. To which one could add the corollary: if you’re being discussed on an after(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Aoife Dooley says she has received dozens of online threats since her article appeared in a Junior Cert paper this week. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The Garda has been notified of death and rape threats sent to comedian and illustrator Aoife Dooley after an article she wrote for The Irish Times app(...)

This year’s ordinary level Leaving Cert English exam focused  on the selfie and social media. Photograph: iStock

State exams body is down with the kids You might not assume that the suits who devise Leaving Cert exams have their finger on the pulse of cutting-ed(...)

‘Originals’ aimed at 15-34-year-olds include ‘The Doireann Project’

It’s been in the pipeline for about three years, but a new iteration of the RTÉ Player is finally here – sort of. The new RTÉ Player (beta version) is(...)

Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

Pamela Treacy: “The people taking part in the marathon are running it for really positive reasons and they all have unique stories. I find it very special.”

Before her husband became ill, Pamela Treacy always felt their health was “bullet-proof”. An active couple in their 30s, Treacy was shocked when her h(...)

Aoife Dooley: A pox will corner you in a conversation about their children for half an hour.

“Roddy Doyle contacted me and I thought I must have swine flu again because when I had it in 2007 I was actually hallucinating, so I thought it was ha(...)

Aoife Dooley: “I wish I could time travel back to the days where life was simple and the best part of your day was getting on the bus.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber/Ruthless Imagery ruthlessimagery.com

Is there anything worse than the poxes you share the bus with in rush-hour traffic to and from work? No matter how many times you travel on public tra(...)

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