A Woman’s Place: Noel Murphy’s portrait of the 53 women serving in the Oireachtas also includes Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to Westminster and Dáil Éireann

“Do you want me to smile?” Lisa Chambers asks. There may be slightly more concern in her question, while posing for a photograph, than that of an arti(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

 Grace Allen and Emma Ireland from Ballymena enjoying Good Friday drinks in The Auld Dubliner in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

“See that rain? God’s tears,” said a man standing outside the Palace in Temple Bar with a pint of stout in one hand and a cigarette in the other on th(...)

Gas flaring taking place at the Corrib gas terminal in Co Mayo.

Shell Ireland has been fined €1,000 and ordered to pay €15,000 in legal costs for causing light and noise pollution from a gas flare during start-up t(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

The Comeraghs: “rugged, rocky and inspiring”. Photograph: Helen Lawless

An Bord Pleanála is due to rule this month on a roadway “bulldozed” into Mahon valley in the Comeragh mountain range without planning permission. A (...)

Dinner time: a peregrine with its prey. Illustration: Michael Viney

The wind above the cliffs of Dubhoileán Mór was dishevelling even for a peregrine, tugging so fiercely at the thatch of his wings that the usual trim (...)

In action: the  Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopter

‘It’s great to receive recognition for a job well done,” Paraic Slattery says about receiving the Frederick L Feinberg award from the American Helicop(...)