Martin Walsh

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Pensioners Christy Waters from Clondalkin, Dublin,  and Pat Daly from Galway at the launch of Siptu’s Stop 67 campaign to reverse the pension age increase. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It started with Martin Walsh’s Wednesday lunchtime call last week to RTÉ’s Liveline – a day after Leo Varadkar called the election on January 14th – t(...)

Niamh Brown and Mary Conlon (and Nelly) at Ormston House cultural centre. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

On May 24th, alongside the local and European elections and a referendum changing the divorce law, the people of Limerick, Waterford and Cork will be (...)

There are ways to deal with slugs which don’t involve nasty chemicals. Photograph:  Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty

Black spot on the roses, vine weevils damaging container-grown plants, slugs devouring treasured dahlias, woolly aphids infesting our most prized gard(...)

Cork’s Mark Coleman scores a sideline cut against Waterford. He has made a huge impression in his first season as a senior intercounty player. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Among the delighted Cork supporters on Sunday in Thurles was the county’s former All-Ireland-winning captain and Hurler of the Year Sean Óg Ó hAilpín.(...)

Rob Reardon of Cork Golf Club plays to the green on the 16th. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

On the 11th hole of the wonderfully natural parkland terrain of Cork Golf Club, there’s a plaque beside what is known as “Seve’s Tree” – a Spanish che(...)

Boston, Massachusetts: The theme of the EY retreat is “Building a Business Legacy”, which will focus on scaling a business and on equipping entrepreneurs with the knowledge to take their companies to the next stage of development

Some 100 Irish entrepreneurs will travel to Boston this weekend for the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year chief executive retreat for what is being (...)

Shoppers  Brittany Sanna (left) of Abington, Massachusetts, and Brittney Davis of Boston  during the opening of the first Primark store in the United States. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

“What the heck is Primark?” queried a Boston Globe correspondent ahead of the opening of the Irish retailer’s US flagship. The question echoed the gen(...)

Members of  SIPTU and NBRU unions at at Phibsboro Depot. Siptu said the drivers regretted any inconvenience caused to commuters but insisted the strike needed to go ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BARRY ROCHE Bus workers on the picket line in Dublin yesterday rejected a notion that their industrial action was unlawful. Bill McCanley, a member (...)

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombings. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/ Reuters.

Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world’s best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Boston on Mo(...)

US president Barack Obama: disappointed at failure of all-party talks led by former US diplomat Richard Haass. Photograph: Alan Betson

“There’s also breaking news tonight from Northern Ireland, ” CBS News television anchor Scott Pelley told viewers last Wednesday night.“Politician Ger(...)

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