As the last millennium drew to a close, I was the first in my family’s recollected history to become a mother without first becoming a wife. As the pr(...)

Panti Bliss told young people at a wellness event in Dublin: “If everyone was captain of the football team, everyone would come up with the same solutions.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Panti Bliss had a message for thousands of young people who gathered today at a wellbeing summit for teenagers: “Difference is good.” The drag queen (...)

Tributes: the late Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As news of the death of the pioneering composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin spread today, tributes to his music and his influence flowed. Pre(...)

Brian de Staic is seeking a High Court injunction preventing AJ Bácéir Teoranta, trading as Dingle Goldsmiths, infringing his copyright and passing off its products under the name Ogham Stone Collection

A jeweller whose work has been worn by Hollywood stars and celebrities, including actors Johnny Depp and Julia Roberts, claims a rival is passing off (...)