Dr Sinéad Flanagan qualified as a  doctor in May of last year after

It’s a good year for the Roses and an even better one for Crescent College in Limerick. The Jesuit school that produced such distinguished alumni as(...)

The 2019  Rose of Tralee is Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan. Photograph:   Domnick Walsh

The 2019 Rose of Tralee is the favourite, Limerick Rose Sinead Flanagan. The 27-year-old junior doctor succeeds Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher. M(...)

Rose of Tralee: the joy is that no hint of modernity is allowed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Rose of Tralee turns 60 this year. And hasn’t she weathered it well! Doesn’t she have the look of a woman half her age! Maybe this is the year one(...)

Brooklynn Quinn, Sinead Flanagan, Karen Cashman, Orlagh McClinton, Orla McDaid and Marie Brady stepping out in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A forensic mental health occupational therapist based in a maximum security men’s prison and a psychology student are among the young women vying for (...)

Azealia Banks, the rapper left an Aer Lingus flight bound for Dublin on Monday night. Photographs: Instagram

Azealia Banks arrived in Ireland by boat early on Tuesday morning after a somewhat eventful 24 hours which saw her storming off a Dublin-bound Aer Lin(...)

The Garda are investigating an alleged incident involving racist abuse in Kilkenny city believed to have involved the newly-crowned Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

The Garda are investigating an alleged incident involving racist abuse in Kilkenny city believed to have involved the newly-crowned Rose of Tralee, Ki(...)

Kirsten Mate Maher’s father, Kwalo Mate, and her mother,  Jacinta Maher, joined her on stage after she was crowned the Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

On Monday Kirsten Mate Maher was offered a place at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to study multimedia and application development with a(...)

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher is crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

Every year I watch the Rose of Tralee I am left with that uncomfortable, disempowered feeling of disappointment. Disappointed that it hasn’t changed,(...)

New Zealand Rose Jolene McLaughlin greets Daithí Ó Sé by Maori tradition. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Not too long into the 59th edition of the Rose of Tralee International Festival 2018 (RTÉ One, Monday, 8pm) comes an unprecedented break with its poli(...)