Mary Mcaleese

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Trainee nun: Emma Brady, Glencairn Abbey postulant. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Emma Brady arrives in the parlour of St Mary’s Abbey, in Glencairn, Co Waterford, a coffee jug and a pack of Starbucks coffee in hand. “Do you want a (...)

Dejected Ireland players after the game. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

And so former Irish coach Warren Gatland becomes the first coach ever to win three Grand Slams. This is St Patrick’s Weekend. We own it, right? The B(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Former president Mary McAleese. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The “game is almost up” for the all-male Catholic Church, former president Mary McAleese has said. She said the church’s “clericalised citadel is in(...)

Lisa Smith on the extreme right of picture as then taoiseach Bertie Ahern thanks members of the Aer Corps before boarding the Government jet in 2008. Photograph: Collins Dublin

It is tempting to equate the case of Dundalk woman Lisa Smith with that of Shamima Begum, the London teenager who ran away to join Islamic State when (...)

Former president Mary McAleese speaking at the 30% Club conference in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The 30% Club Ireland, an organisation that promotes better gender balance throughout Irish businesses, has made Mary McAleese and Martin McAleese its (...)

Irish kickboxing legend Billy Murray, now trainer of  world champions, at his Prokick Gym in Belfast. Photograph:  Liam McBurney for The Irish Times

It’s a rainy Thursday night, and the street outside Billy Murray’s famous kick-boxing gym in East Belfast is dark and deserted. But as soon as I walk(...)

David Nihill: “The tech scene is dynamic and if you want to work for it, San Francisco has more opportunities than anywhere.”

From Firhouse to San Francisco, David Nihill’s career has seen him work in 12 countries and learn several languages along the way. Although he began(...)

 Mary McAleese on the occasion of the presentation of the Dignity of Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary McAleese said that ‘faced with Brexit’ we are “ reminded of the sheer miracle that brought France and Germany out of enmity and into partnership(...)

Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

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