Joanne Hayes leaving the tribunal of enquiry into the Kerry babies in 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Kerry babies case would be unlikely to happen today. The Ireland of 2018 bears little resemblance to that of 1985, when an 82-day tribunal grippe(...)

The ease of access and entry of walking is part of the lure, and it’s an open season sport too

Just when it felt like this annual lauding of sport season couldn’t get any more tedious or forlorn, suddenly something is so humbly recognised that i(...)

Past winners of the award include former tánaiste Dick Spring. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Kerry Association in Dublin is seeking nominations for its Kerry Person of the Year award. Past winners of the award, which was initiated in 1979(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with poet Brendan Kennelly at a reception in the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, where he received the inaugural Kerry Association in Dublin Arts Award. Photograph: Julien Behal

Poet Brendan Kennelly has been presented with the Kerry Association in Dublin’s inaugural arts award by President Michael D Higgins. “In his public (...)

Ted Moynihan: “People like Ted are the frequently unsung heroes of the voluntary sector which makes such a significant contribution to many areas of Irish life,’’ said  Leesha Duffy of the Kerry Association in Dublin. Photograph: YouTube

Campaigner Ted Moynihan, who has raised more than €11 million for the Hospice Foundation, has been named Kerry Person of the Year. Mr Moynihan will (...)

Aisling Bea: “People go to me ‘oh, you’re doing acting now? And would you be interesting in keeping up the acting?’ And I’m there with tears rolling down my face.”

Aisling Bea is drinking a pint of beer outside a bar at the edge of Hollywood next door to an Upright Citizens Brigade venue and across the road from(...)

The association is also seeking nominations for its Laochra Chiarraí award

The Kerry Association in Dublin is seeking nominations for its annual Kerry Person of the Year award. The association, which was formed in 1951, init(...)

Madge Herron on the streets of Kentish Town. “Isn’t she wonderful,” a psychiatrist once said of the poet. “It would be a shame to cure her.”

Here is a memory of Donegal poet Madge Herron. We are walking to the tube station in Camden Town, her recalling how shortly after the second World (...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

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