Eve Shields: ‘I had to go into my first year of NUI Galway extremely depressed, and living in homeless accommodation.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

As third-level students return to Irish campuses, it’s a time of hope, expectation and anticipation for most. But for hundreds of students leaving the(...)

Selton Hill, Co Leitrim. Along with Sean Connolly, one of the ablest guerrilla leaders outside Co Cork, the five other IRA men who died were Seamus Wrynne, Joseph O’Beirne, John Reilly, Joseph Reilly and Michael Baxter

In March 1921 during the War of Independence, two ambushes occurred in Co Leitrim which are woven into the landscape and the folk memory of the county(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic are teaming up Frontline Make Change and Dublin South City Partnership to deliver food parcels to struggling families in the Inchicore area as a result of Covid-19. Volunteer Greg Kelly loading Food Parcels for delivery within the community. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

While it is difficult to find positive elements in the present Covid 19 crisis, the sense of communal solidarity witnessed by unprecedented acts of ki(...)

PFAI general secretary Stephen McGuinness believes that the FAI should provide more formal support structures to players and their families. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A new way for Irish football supporters to assess whether they are glass half-full or half-empty types might be to consider which fact they find more (...)