Myles Kelly (2), Maxim Kelly (38) and President Michael D Higgins at the homecoming in Galway on Sunday night.

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his vision for a “value-based politics” and a future “imagined together” which is not limited by the “bounda(...)

'Where Ray D’Arcy once would mix folksy manner with prickly editorialising when holding court on his Today FM morning show, he has long sounded more constrained on  RTÉ Radio 1.' Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy sounds cheesed off. On Tuesday, the day after the Government announces a referendum on the Eighth Amendment banning abortion – an issue D’A(...)

When poet Vincent Woods and singer Eleanor Shanley were growing up, St Columba’s Hospital in Sligo, a local psychiatric facility, was widely known as (...)

Where will you be spending Christmas this year and with whom? At home with Amelda, Connor and Lucia and the family. What will be on the menu (...)

Caoimhe Cummins from Leixlip holds a candle at Console’s Christmas Celebration of Light at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth yesterday evening. The events, featuring music, poetry and reflection, were organised across the country by the national suicide prevention charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

This is “a most difficult time of the year” for people touched by suicide, said Paul Kelly, founder and chief executive of Console, last night. “Chris(...)

Minister for finance Brian Lenihan:  took charge of the State coffers just as “the building boom was coming to a shuddering end”.

It is like a scene from another world. In New York, the Lehman bankruptcy brings the capitalist system close to collapse. Giant banks and insurers tee(...)