Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

Brian Gleeson in The Bisexual

Brian Gleeson was always going to be an actor, even without the benefit of that surname. When should have been tucked up in bed, he was up enthralled (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with racegoers at Ballybrit on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

President Michael D Higgins’ objections to gambling firms sponsoring sports events didn’t stop him from performing some ceremonial duties at the Galwa(...)

St Mary’s Barra O’Loughlin is tackled by Ben Brownlee of Blackrock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Blackrock College 24 St Mary’s College 14 Replacement Max Patterson plunged over for Blackrock’s clinching try in the Leinster Junior Cup final at Do(...)

The crowd at the Galway Races in 2015. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One-night stays in three-star hotels near the Ballybrit racetrack, which hosts the Galway Races this week, were priced at more than €500 on booking we(...)

Chef and restaurant owner JP McMahon in his Aniar restaurant in Galway. He says it was beyond embarrassing to be serving food to visiting north Americans while people vomit outside the door. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Restaurateur JP McMahon intends to keep a promise he made last year to close his Michelin-star establishment during Galway Race Week. “Abusive custom(...)

Galway Racecourse manager Michael Moloney said the redevelopment would “significantly improve” racegoer experiences

The Galway Racecourse is to undergo a €6 million redevelopment aimed at enhancing the atmosphere ahead of 2018 festival. The board of Horse Racing Ir(...)

President Michael D Higgins puts a bet on Clarcam in the big race on the Tote at the Galway Plate Day. Photograph: Ray Ryan

It started with a five-shilling tote double bet on a warm summer’s day in 1962. Fifty-four years later John Mulholland still lives and breathes Ballyb(...)

Gold stars go to the Gleeson brothers and Squarehead this week for releasing the best music video for charity you’ll see this year. When Domhnall a(...)