Christy and Nancy Whelan,  Ciarán Bishop and Brigid McLoughlin at the Sentencing and Victim Equality  protest outside Leinster House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Bishop family are thankful the man, who brutally murdered their 18-year-old daughter as she walked home from a Halloween disco, is back behind bar(...)

Counter-demonstrators protest against the UK Freedom Rally in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has said that every time the far-right tries to mobilise in Belfast they will be met with opposition from anti-(...)

Belfast vessel Mamach Mór  is just one of over 200 boats participating in this year’s Ocean to City event. Photograph: Explore Home Photography

A Belfast group is travelling from the Lagan to the Lee this weekend to participate in the Ocean to City Race from Crosshaven at the mouth of Cork Har(...)

DecaWave chief executive and co-founder Ciaran Connell

Irish chipmaker DecaWave has announced 100 new jobs over the next three years following the closing of a $30 million (€24.4 million) funding round. F(...)

Remarkably resilient: books seem to have turned the tide against ereaders. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Canopy/Getty

Technology rarely takes prisoners and it crushes – virtually – everything in its path. In the past 15 years technology has seen off almost all physica(...)

Mary and Michael Hession from Newtown, Clogher,  near Claremorris, Co Mayo, embrace their daughter on her arrival home for Christmas at Knock airport. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Wearing blue satin and sequins while clutching a teddy bear, Madison McElligott (4) was a princess waiting for a plane. “I’m Elsa from Frozen,”she ex(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)