“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Sabina Higgins addressing the Friends of Breastfeeding event in Naas, Co Kildare.

Sabina Higgins has called the “global movement” for breastfeeding “probably the most important thing in the world”. “To me it is terribly important,”(...)

Family and friends of Paul Ormsby arrive at St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rescue 116 crew member Paul Ormsby was a consummate professional who knew how to make people laugh and smile, his memorial service has heard. Hundred(...)

A number of sports stars have appeared in a video pledging their support for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

GAA, rugby and athletics stars have teamed up to call for a Yes vote in the samre-sex marriage referendum on May 22nd.Cork hurler Donal Og Cusack, May(...)

Members of Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat, Conor Dempsey and Pat O’Driscoll, with the recovered camera belonging to pupils from Terence MacSwiney College.

Pupils at a Cork school are celebrating after their entry in an international competition to send a helium balloon into the stratosphere proved suc(...)

“The aim of the challenge is to send a balloon equipped with a small digital camera up into the stratosphere and capture some photographs and the students have done some Trojan work over the past few weeks working out the best way to position the camera,” said Terence McSwiney College Lillian Heylin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Cork school was today hoping to create a little bit of history by boldly going where no Irish school has gone before - sending a helium balloon up t(...)

Participants in last year’s women’s mini-marathon making their way from Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin at the start of the 10km run. Photograph: Eric Luke

With temperatures set to reach 20 degrees this bank holiday Monday the final countdown is under way for some 40,000 women who will take to the streets(...)