Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

The winning work is considered to combine the “rigorous analysis and commitment to social justice” that characterised the journalism of the late investigative reporter Mary Raftery.

Irish Times reporting on child welfare and homelessness has been nominated for the 2019 Mary Raftery Prize, awarded annually to outstanding social aff(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Majella Moynihan: disciplined  by the Garda  when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

The Majella Moynihan case is the only example of disciplinary proceedings against a female Garda member who became pregnant while unmarried, Garda Com(...)

Drew Harris is seen by some as being more akin to a chief executive than a traditional Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

One year ago this week, Drew Harris, formerly the deputy chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, became Commissioner of An Gar(...)

 ‘Liam’ kept his Garda notebooks from the 1980s. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government should apologise to a former Garda member who was dismissed from the force because of suspected “homosexual activity”, Fianna Fáil has (...)

‘I was a good policeman, thrown on the scrapheap. I want them to acknowledge the reason’ Liam was in his Dublin Garda station in 1982, about to hi(...)

Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently removed fig leaves from statues of Apollo and Adonis. Photograph: Crawford Gallery

In the brilliantly titled Fig Reveal, Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently supervised the removal of fig leaves from its Canova casts. The statues – of Ap(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan  and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris with retired gardaí Angela Leavy, Noeline McGrath, Sarah McGuinness, Mary O’Donnell and Brid Wymbs at an event in Farmleigh House marking the 60th anniversary of the first women recruited to the  Garda. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

Majella Moynihan continues to speak very highly of the support she received from her Garda colleagues, especially other women, while efforts were bein(...)

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