Mary Whelan

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 Marian O’Gorman of Kilkenny Design Centre: ‘The lack of tourists has taken 30 per cent straight out of the business.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On March 16th, the Kilkenny Group should have been coping with one of its busiest periods of the year. The St Patrick’s festival usually draws 500,000(...)

The UN Security Council in New York.  Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has just launched its campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council, the most powerful body in the UN system, in 2021-22. Three states – Irel(...)

The Valsana in Switzerland officially opened its doors this week.

Swiss-Swoo Switzerland’s newest hotel, the Valsana, officially opened its doors this week. Designed by the ultra-cool Swiss architect Carlo Rampazz,(...)

Laura Whelan and Colm Hand Laura (30), from Shankill and Colm (29), from Cabinteely, met in the RTÉ newsroom where she works as a reporter and (...)