Electric Picnic 2019: Lina Bebekh, from Clondalkin in Dublin, in the Stradbally drizzle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Driving into Stradbally on Friday morning, one is immediately greeted by stand after stand of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They have set up shop at the side o(...)

A Cork woman has had her prison sentence for participating in a cocaine “factory” cut in half by the Court of Appeal. Last year Molly Sloyan (26), fr(...)

  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

Ryan Tubridy again ingratiates himself with the real people of Ireland on this, the latest Late Late Show Country Special.

“Hello, it’s me Big Ryan Tubridy and I eat dinner in the middle of the day. My favourite bullock is called ‘de Valera’ and my favourite song is called(...)

Ciara Geraghty: I was under the impression that I had come to terms with my father not being here, long before he died. And then I found that list.. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

I found the guest list for my last book launch. It fell out of a folder and floated to the ground, sort of quiet and apologetic, like the last leaf fr(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Sometimes at Christmas there’s nothing for it but to crack out a board game,  Photograph: istock

Once presents have been played with, the fight over the remote control has led to an impasse, and dinner has been doled out, there’s only one other ti(...)

Conor McGloughlin, Chanchan Yubozhou and Cameron Drumm, of The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

O’Connell Street is abuzz with early-bird shoppers and rain-soaked commuters, but down a side street, past the odd lurking menacing figure or two, lie(...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after attending the Festival of Families at Croke Park during his visit to Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Martin Taylor is among a large group of volunteers who have been recruited to circle the pitch in Croke Park waving flags from around the world as an (...)

Pope Francis at the Croke Park celebrations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Pope Francis arrived in Croke Park to a rapturous welcome from more than 80,000 people on Saturday night and looked visibly relaxed as he travelled th(...)

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