Former Irish president Mary Robinson said the crisis was leading to an ‘opening up of compassion and empathy’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The coronavirus pandemic is going to expose bad governments in a very raw and very cruel way, the former president, Mary Robinson, has said. The per-(...)

Sean O’Rourke said he had been in the chair for almost seven years adding “I have had an absolute blast”.

Broadcaster Sean O’Rourke is to retire from his mid-morning RTÉ Radio One show on May 8th. “For nearly seven years now it’s been my great privilege (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris speaks to Alone chief executive Sean Moynihan  at the charity’s offices at Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Dublin, in recent days.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Alone, a charity supporting older people, has raised over €150,000 from public donations following an appeal on RTÉ1’s Late Late Show on Friday. Sea(...)

Prime Time presenter Miriam O’Callaghan

Five days after making history as the first woman to host an entire episode of the Late Late Show Miriam O’Callaghan is back in the Prime Time hot-sea(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is helping us all keep the faith. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

By the end of this there won’t be a shed in Ireland left unpainted. Both Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Brian O’Driscoll have theirs done already, as th(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan

In moments of crisis we cling to the strangest things. With coronavirus, it turns out Irish households can’t bear to go without a king’s ransom in sli(...)

Ryan Tubridy demonstrating how coronavirus testing works during last Friday's Late Late Show

Miriam O’Callaghan is to become the first woman to present The Late Late Show in its 58-year history. O’Callaghan will stand in for Ryan Tubridy, who(...)

Dermot Desmond: In context of him urging an interventionist approach by the State, there has been less coverage of how his wife, with two of her neighbours, has launched a case that could scupper planning permission for thousands of new homes.

Ever since he sold out of Batimore Technologies near the top of the dotcom bubble, Dermot Desmond has been famed for his timing. Timing is everything(...)

‘I don’t think anyone should worry about getting older – it’s just a number.’ Photograph: iStock

With better healthcare and an increasing awareness of how to look after our bodies, minds and, let’s face it, looks, we are often hard-pressed to dete(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

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