Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

This time last year Leo Varadkar was in the middle of his interregnum. He was Taoiseach-elect but, like a half-finished fitted kitchen, not fully in(...)

Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs, Barrystown, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Known around the world for their glorious designs and wonderful workmanship, Denis Kenny and Fiona Gilboy of Ceadogán Rugs live in an eco-friendly hou(...)

Denis Kenny of Ceadogán Rugs: “In an increasingly globalised market, people are coming to appreciate the positives associated with genuinely handcrafted pieces of work.”

Ceadogán Rugs, established in 1984 and bought in 1989 by Denis Kenny and his wife Fiona Gilboy, designs and makes high-end rugs and wall-hangings at (...)

War diaries record things that most children shouldn’t see. But by bearing witness, either as fiction or true account, the diary is a small victory against writing children’s voices out of history

When I began writing about the 1916 Rising through the eyes of a child, the diary format felt a natural fit. Dublin was crammed with writers in 191(...)