The new cork stopper on Writers’ Tears whiskey is concealed beneath a foil seal.

The respective merits of cork versus the screw top can provoke a surprising degree of emotion in the spirits industry. Screw caps for wine bottles hav(...)

The psychology department at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

Clinical psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton would like to see mental health added as a sixth vital sign in hospitals and health centres across Ireland. Curr(...)

Walsh Whiskey Distillery founder Bernard Walsh at the opening of the distillery at Royal Oak, Co Carlow. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A new €25 million whiskey distillery backed by Italian and Irish investors was officially opened in Royal Oak, Carlow on Tuesday. Walsh Whiskey Disti(...)

Tyre tracks on the slipway at Buncrana pier where the five people died. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

It should have been a perfect day. A nice gesture by Seán – to bring his partner Louise’s mother, Ruth, out for Sunday lunch on St Patrick’s weekend. (...)