Ann Lovett: Rosita Boland tells Kathy Sheridan about reporting her story. Photograph © The Irish Times

“He needed to be heard, after 34 years of silence,” the Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland says of her interview last Saturday with Richard McDonnel(...)

An image of Ann Lovett. Photograph: The Irish Times

The journalist who first reported Ann Lovett’s death, Emily O’Reilly, has said very few facts about the background to what had happened to Ms Lovett h(...)

The idea of a cult of busyness and boasting about how busy we are isn’t new. Photograph: Paul Bradbury/Caiaimage/Getty

I’ve sunk into the corner of my sofa. It’s twilight, but to find the energy to reach over and switch on the lamp feels utterly impossible. I feel like(...)

Joseph Rafferty was gunned down in 2005 as he made his way to work. Photograph: Gary Ashe /Allpix

A 29-year-old man was shot dead at close range by a gunman as he made his way to work 11 years ago, an inquest heard on Wednesday. Joseph Rafferty (2(...)