Mary Black, contestant and presenter

At one point in the brisk first episode of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song (RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm), George Furey considers The Green Fields of France,(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Boy George appears in ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’  Photograph: Stephen Perry

The famous faces exploring their roots in Who Do You Think You Are? aren’t just tracing their family history, they’re trying to understand their own d(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

April 23rd: The History Hedge School. The cause of Labour? - the 1918 general strike against conscription Padraig Yeates, Sarah Ann Buckley, Todd Morr(...)

 Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

Rallying support: Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

‘President Trump”. Two words that seemed laughable when the Donald declared his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination to run for the White(...)

More than 48,000 people are living with dementia in Ireland and, as the population at large doubles by 2031, that number will significantly increase

An innovative project designed to allow dementia patients to live at home for longer rather than in long-term care is to be funded permanently by th(...)

UCD history professor Diarmaid Ferriter said plans to remove history as a compulsory subject under the new Junior Cycle programme were ’very worrying for the future’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

UCD history professor Diarmaid Ferriter said plans to remove history as a compulsory subject under the new junior cycle programme were “very worrying (...)