Rose of Tralee: the joy is that no hint of modernity is allowed. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Rose of Tralee turns 60 this year. And hasn’t she weathered it well! Doesn’t she have the look of a woman half her age! Maybe this is the year one(...)

The scene near The Nine Stones area where a single car collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The teenager killed in Sunday morning’s car crash in Carlow has been described by his school as a “very popular third-year student” who will be greatl(...)

Kirsten Mate Maher’s father, Kwalo Mate, and her mother,  Jacinta Maher, joined her on stage after she was crowned the Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

On Monday Kirsten Mate Maher was offered a place at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to study multimedia and application development with a(...)

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has been crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee. The 21-year-old student and part-time model from Waterford is the third m(...)

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey on stage with Daithi O Se in the Dome for Monday night’s  Rose of Tralee show. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey managed to keep news about her heroin-addicted parents from her fellow Roses until she revealed it on stage at the Dome i(...)

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey shares a moment with her mother, Angela Ray, following the former’s stage interview with Dáithi Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

In the run-up to the Rose of Tralee, Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey (24) was noteworthy as the first mother to make it to the live final. Ms Lacey, fr(...)