Elaine Howley

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Minister for Transport  Shane Ross with  newly appointed directors  to public transport boards Liam O’Rourke (CIE), Suzy Byrne (Irish Rail), Elaine Howley (Dublin Bus) and Kevin Kelly (National Transport Authority). Photograph: Alan Betson

People with disabilities should have the same right to easily travel on public transport as able-bodied people, a newly appointed director to Irish Ra(...)

Elaine Howley, policy and advocacy director with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland: “Those of us who live with visual impairment incur extra costs every week so that we can just live ordinary lives.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Blind people need an additional €45 a week just to enjoy a minimum standard of living, according to new research which for the first time quantifies t(...)

The Altered Hours: “Sometimes it’s very fake to be modest, because you’re not being real about how much you really care”

The debut album of Cork-based five-piece the Altered Hours, In Heat Not Sorry, is surprising. Compared with their earlier singles, it is stripped-bac(...)

If rough around the edges, fuzzy, forthright alt-rock is your thing, then The Altered Hours will be right up your street. There is undoubtedly a (...)

The Hot Sprockets: One of the founding fathers of Knockanstockan

If there was a competition for the prettiest festival site in Ireland, Knockanstockan would take some beating. Sat snug in a field on the edge of t(...)