Garda forensics officer at the scene of the fire at a telecommunications  mast near Letterkenny hospital. Photograph: North West Newspix

What do problem gamblers and conspiracy theorists have in common? Both groups believe they can spot patterns in the chaos. For gamblers that can mean(...)

Marianne Hendron with her sons, Jack (left) and Cormac Rabl

Working Abroad Q&A: Marianne Hendron, who is originally from Portadown, is chief executive of a regional women's health service in Ballarat i(...)

Fr Peter McVerry with his dog Tiny at the  Raise the Roof housing rights protest outside Leinster House. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Every so often, when the crowd cheered, a siren went off near the head of the crowd. Whoop-whoop! But not too loud. That was the fire fighters. “I (...)

A group of Berlin-based Irish musicians, performers and visual artists have come together to create the Craw festival, which is taking place for the first time this year from June 22nd to 24th

A group of Irish artists living in Berlin have organised a new festival, Craw, to explore what’s “stuck in their craw” about Ireland. As festival part(...)

Dee Mulrooney is an organiser and participant in the Craw arts festival in Berlin from June 22nd to 24th

When we lost our home in Dublin, my husband and I moved to Berlin on July 9th, 2015 with everything we owned in a van, along with our two boys and our(...)

‘Brendan Ogle will announce he is retiring from trade union activism to pursue a full-time career in light entertainment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

JANUARY On New Year’s Day, as temperatures across the country plunge, a select group of financiers and property developers gather at the Central Ban(...)

Singer Damian Dempsey rescued two swimmers who got into difficulty in an Enniscorthy river on Sunday, according to local media reports. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Singer Damien Dempsey rescued two swimmers who got into difficulty in a Co Wexford river yesterday, according to local media reports. A retired member(...)

Smoke breathing dragons roaming through Eyre Square in Galway for the opening of the Galway Arts Festival. Dragons is presented by one of Europe’s most exciting outdoor theatre companies, the world famous Sarruga from Barcelona. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Demonic dragons, flying trapeze and trampoline artists and a “dream engine” heliosphere envelope the streets of Galway over the next fortnight as the (...)

Songwriter Julie Feeney’s first foray into opera, “explosive” South African theatre, Australian circus and a “Big Top Night at the Proms” are among th(...)