Risteárd Mulcahy: Born – July 13th, 1922; Died – July 1st,2016

Risteárd Mulcahy, who has died in Dublin just before his 94th birthday, was a leading Irish cardiologist and campaigner on heart health. He played a l(...)

Dominant presence: ivy’s offence is firstly aesthetic. Illustration: Michael Viney

A reader who lives beside St Anne’s Park in Raheny, in north Dublin, is saddened by watching ivy “taking over the new trees as they grow”. Has ivy bec(...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina viewing the military archives with Cmdt Padraic Kennedy after a State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann, in the Garden of Remembrance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Volunteers which were founded 100 years looked to an “Irishness beyond their own welfare”, President Michael D Higgins has said. At t(...)