Leah Morgan addresses The Irish Times Debate 2017 grand final at Bolton Street College on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The opposition reigned supreme at The Irish Times Debate 2017 with Leah Morgan of the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (SADSI) takin(...)

Rory O’Flaherty (right), chairman Lough Lein Anglers presenting the Charity Cup to Noel Duane, winner of fly-fishing competition in Killarney

Stationed on the bridge overlooking the canal stretch alongside Ross Castle on Lough Lein in Killarney, Timothy O’Sullivan, “Timo” to his friends, be(...)

“Pâtés are still popular but we no longer have a whole morning devoted to them.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Take a fresh idea, add a smidgen of imagination, a dash of ingenuity and hey presto, you have the highly successful Kinsale Gourmet Festival. Now in(...)

Derek Davis with Rose of Tralee contestants in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Derek Davis, who has died aged 67, had a long and distinguished career as a newsreader, reporter and presenter. The flood of tributes that swiftly fol(...)

Una Davis her son Michael and his partner Georgina arrive at the funeral service of her husband  Derek Davis in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Grief has a way of making you feel very old and very young at the same time. So said Seán Davis at his father’s funeral in Dublin on Monday afternoon.(...)

Derek Davis: said he had developed his large, ebullient “persona” to match his size. Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

  “Derek Davis could well have been with me on the boat on Lough Sheelin today, waiting for the mayfly to rise,” said Derek Evans, friend (...)

Derek Davis presents Out Of The Blue

In 2008, I went to Dalkey to interview Derek Davis for the Sunday Tribune about his retirement from RTÉ. We meet in the Queens Bar and he spoke at len(...)

The RTE presenter Derek Davis with Irish Rose contestants at a reception to announce details of the 38th Rose of Tralee International Festival in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former broadcaster and RTÉ presenter Derek Davis has died, the State broadcaster has announced.Born in Co Down, he started his media career as a news (...)

Geraldine Branagan, Phil Coulter and Eamonn Campbell at the funeral at Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jim McCann was “one of the brightest, wittiest, and sweetest men I ever knew,” songwriter Phil Coulter said at the singer’s funeral in Dublin. “He wa(...)

Flower power: When Dáithi Ó Sé – pictured with the 2011 Roses – became the host of the competition, the contestants got the closest thing they have had to a peer

Believe it or not, it is more than 17 years since the Father Ted episode “Rock A Hula Ted” was originally aired – not that many know it by that name. (...)