Ellen Keane won the bronze medal in the  2018 World Para Swimming  European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin in August.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)

Kurtis Wade performing at a fundraising concert in aid of the Berkeley balcony collapse families at the Academy in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A fundraising event for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families drew a large crowd to the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin on T(...)

Ireland’s Sophie Spence enjoys the moment after her side’s bruising World Cup opener against the USA at Marcoussis in Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

IRELAND 23, USA 17 Ireland got off to a dream start at the Women’s Rugby World Cup after coming out at the right end of a bruising encounter with th(...)

At the press conference promoting this year’s  RBS Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championship at the Hurlingham Club, in London,were, left to right, Marie Alice Yahe of France, Silvia Gaudino of Italy, Philippa Tuttiett of Wales, Fiona Coghlan of Ireland, Katy McLean of England and Tracey Balmer of Scotland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Retaining a title is always tougher than winning it for the first time, all the more so when it was an historic Grand Slam. Try as she might at yes(...)