Mary Sheridan

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Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Former Clerys workers stage protest  outside the store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

About 80 Siptu representatives protested on Friday afternoon outside an entrance to Clerys on Dublin’s North Earl Street which is being used as a bag (...)

The front page of The Irish Times on Friday, March 19th, 1965. Photograph: The Irish Times

The 17th Dáil has been dissolved and a general election is on the horizon. The leader of Fine Gael at the time, James Dillon, invites the press to Le(...)

The Sheridan family, Mary, Peter, Brian and Alice, with Paddy (seated): The staff at Forest House are Paddy’s “family. They know his likes and dislikes”. Photograph: Barry Cronin

An investigation into a Health Service Executive plan to end its role in running a home for adults with intellectual disabilities is to be launched by(...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)