JP Donleavy at his home,  Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was best known as the author of The Ginger Man, the critically acclaimed comic masterpiece. It is estimate(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

That the documentary was broadcast at all proved its own theme: the constant underestimation of Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Enda Kenny once bought me a pint of Smithwicks and did his JFK impression. It was terrible. Worse than the Smithwicks, which is a watery version of Gu(...)