Unjustly derided: Peig Sayers

As a speaker of Irish I am conscious that the rich world of literature in Irish is closed to those who do not speak the language. Whether it is ancien(...)

President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)

Retired staff with pensions of €32,500 or more face cuts under the new Croke Park proposals. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Retired public service staff have said they have been left “voiceless” in relation to plans by the Government to reduce pensions under the prop(...)

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