Mary Black

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Carmel Winters, producer of the film Float Like a Butterfly, at the Traveller Pride Awards  in the Pillar Room at the Rotunda Hospital where she presented the Charleville Women’s group from Cork with the award for arts and culture. Photograph: James Forde

A finalist from last month’s Ireland’s Got Talent competition was among eight winners at the annual Traveller Pride Awards in Dublin, presented on Thu(...)

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

Mary Black, contestant and presenter

At one point in the brisk first episode of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song (RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm), George Furey considers The Green Fields of France,(...)

One senses the nation leaning nervously into a particularly awkward series of centenary commemorations. The 1916 anniversary went well. The first Worl(...)

Ireland and France have “a very similar view and approach towards supporting and progressing” the Middle East peace process, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Ireland may host a meeting of Arab and European foreign ministers aimed at relaunching the Middle East peace process as early as January 2019, offici(...)

Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

RTÉ has invited songwriters and performers to submit songs for the Eurovision Song Contest despite calls for the event in Israel to be boycotted. Son(...)

The Stand4Truth protest at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin which was held at the same time as  the Papal Mass at Phoenix Park. Photograph: PA

Survivors and their families were among thousands of people who attended a rally in solidarity with victims of clerical abuse in Dublin. The Stand4Tr(...)

I found myself in France, in the home town of Humbert, being handed an 18th-century uniform and a gun, and invited to join the army

Your mother never warns you about the dangers of taking lapel pins from strangers. So when, at a previous Bastille Day party in Dublin, a Mayoman call(...)

Senator Frances Black  said  conditions in a Dublin hospital where her sister, singer Mary Black, was admitted resembled a “war zone”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Singer Mary Black was admitted to the emergency department of a Dublin hospital that resembled a “war zone’’, her sister has said. Independent Senato(...)

Finbar Furey: Now, at the age of 71, he is still pulling in plaudits from all directions and has a UK tour on the horizon.  Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Within a few minutes of speaking to Finbar Furey, it quickly becomes apparent that there is no such thing as a short answer. The Dubliner, whose reput(...)

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