RTÉ Concert Orchestra:  what’s the score? Photograph: Mark Stedman

People ask me questions all the time. Well, not literally. But, since my face is known, people I’ve never met do regularly come up to me at concerts w(...)

 Former tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, after her resignation. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Officials in the Department of Justice could face disciplinary measures over any failure to pass on crucial documents to the Charleton tribunal, acco(...)

 Minister for Arts Heather Humphries was meeting the Arts Council to discuss allegations of sexual harassment at the Gate Theatre in Dublin.   File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

The Taoiseach has said there should be “no tolerance” of assault, sexual harassment or bullying in any workplace. Leo Varadkar was speaking in the D(...)

The weaver’s sword found at the site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork city. Photograph: courtesy of BAM Ireland

A 1,000-year-old Viking weaver’s sword has been discovered by archaeologists at the historic site of the former Beamish and Crawford brewery in Cork c(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross has dismissed objections to the drink-driving Bill as ‘complete and utter nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet has deferred a decision on whether to allow a free vote on controversial proposals to impose a mandatory driving ban on all motorists conv(...)

 For visual artists, one  stand-by for income has traditionally been teaching, whether part-time or full-time

What happened this week? Last Monday Leo Varadkar and Heather Humphries launched an initiative to make it easier for artists and writers to access so(...)

Denis Naughten said the plan  meant that one home would be connected to broadband every minute of every working day in the next two years. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government’s agreement with telecoms company Eir to provide high-speed broadband connections to 300,000 homes and premises in rural Ireland should(...)

Children at the launch of  Cruinniú na Cásca 2017 which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Details have been announced of a major public initiative as a follow up to last year’s successful Reflecting the Rising. All 31 local authorities wi(...)

Neither of the Healy-Rae TDs have ever been likely poster boys for environmental protection. Indeed, Danny Healy-Rae’s Dáil attack on climate change s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for  Rural  Affairs Heather Humphreys  and Minister Dennis Naughton at the launch of the Action Plan for Regional Development : would the Government not be better with a more compact, and so more realistic, plan?  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reading the action plan for rural development launched during the week under the title Realising Our Rural Potential, I was reminded of the Mayo journ(...)

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