Olivia O Leary

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Olivia O’Leary on one of her favourite walks along the Barrow, with Mount Leinster in the background. Photograph: Michael Brophy

Campaigners have hailed a decision to refuse planning permission to develop part of a riverside grass path stretching across three counties. The pr(...)

Pianist John O’Conor at his home in Rathgar, Dublin 6. Photograph: Alan Betson

On Sunday night, pianist Dr John O’Conor will receive the NCH Lifetime Achievement Award 2017. The event will be a gala concert in honour of his uniqu(...)

Farmers from Bunclody on the third and final day of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unlike some presenters on their mandatory annual trip to the National Ploughing Championships, Sean O’Rourke seems to enjoy himself whenever he visits(...)

Leadpic PRime Time

It’s half past six on Tuesday evening and, with three hours to transmission time, the Prime Time production team are finalising their first programme (...)

Hubert and Peggy Butler

If the Nuncio and the Writer (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.35pm) seems like a documentary in a hurry, featuring a cascade of celebrated Irish and internationa(...)

Intelesens has attracted international venture capital in recent years.

Intelesens, a Belfast-based developer of wearable health technology, has been acquired by US tech firm UltraLinq for an undisclosed sum. Established (...)

Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border  would be ‘extraordinarily harmful’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border on the island of Ireland after Brexit would be (...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Paddy Bushe: he writes in both English and Irish and  has published 10 collections. Photograph: Pat Boran

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award is Dublin-born Paddy Bushe for his collection On A Turning Wing, published by Dedalus Press. Th(...)

Newstalk presenters: seated from left, Alan Quinlan, Colette Fitzpatrick , Sarah McInerney and Paul Williams; standing from left, Vincent Wall, Seán Moncrieff, George Hook, Shane Coleman, Pat Kenny and Chris Donoghue. Photograph: Maxwell’s

It was the year of the disrupters, those self-styled outsiders whose plain speaking and angry rhetoric was aimed at overthrowing an out-of-touch estab(...)

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