Olivia O Leary

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 Broadcaster and journalist  Olivia O’Leary speaking at the Mental Health Ireland/Europe conference at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Don’t ask what’s wrong with me, ask what happened to me.” This slogan on a double decker bus in London resonates with many people suffering from me(...)

Pat and Kathy Kenny arriving at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards (Iftas), being held at the DoubleTree by  Hilton Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pat Kenny was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Irish Film and Television Academy’s (IFTA) Gala television awards tonight, joining a pantheo(...)

“Let’s not talk about Brexit”: Sean Moncreiff’s plea was a vain aspiration. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Sean Moncrieff isn’t renowned for his sensitive style, unless you count irony as an emotion. But on Wednesday’s Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) he lets(...)

‘It’s still skating on thin ice because I never want to go back there again, and I guard against it’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Olivia O’Leary has spoken about her heavy drinking and feelings of helplessness in her 20s after revealing her struggles with depression on Tuesday. (...)

Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

The Irish Times Women’s Podcast named director Louise Ní Fhiannachta as the recipient of the inaugural Irish Times Women’s Podcast Woman To Watch Award. Photograph: Roisín Ingle via Twitter

The Irish Times Women’s Podcast named director Louise Ní Fhiannachta as the recipient of the inaugural Irish Times Women’s Podcast Woman To Watch Awar(...)

Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)

Former US senator George Mitchell described the Good Friday Agreement, which he chaired, as one day of success which had been preceded by “700 days of failure”. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former US senator George Mitchell has spoken of how the birth of his son Andrew drove him when others were despairing of the Northern Ireland peace pr(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with FF TDs as they arrive for the first day of the 32nd Dáil. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

They don’t like the term, “grand coalition”, the Fianna Fáil grassroots. There’s nothing grand at all about the idea of serving as a junior partner, o(...)

‘People who show no respect for boundaries by roaring in to their mobile phones on buses, trains and trams to be interned in Frongoch to join the commemoration hijackers, those who do not clean up after their dogs, those who deny climate change and the hipsters with very long beards.’

As the year draws to a close, it is time to plan ahead. Here are 50 things we need in Ireland in 2016: 1. Local and national politicians who fill o(...)

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