Cashel, Connemara by Martin Mooney,  at today’s  Madra art auction. Last year more than 400 unwanted pups ended up in one Dublin rescue centre before January came to an end

“A dog is for life and not just for Christmas.” The campaign by animal charities rings true every year when, after the festivities, puppies are handed(...)

‘I was warned that a lot of responsibility comes with writing to a prisoner because in many cases that’s all they have’: Angel Cullinane, who writes to and receives letters from a prisoner on death row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In one sickening wave after another, the details of Elaine O’Hara’s murder trial kept coming earlier this year. Yet it was only afterwards that one(...)