Country Crest owners Michael  and Gabriel Hoey with Tesco Ireland’s commercial director Sheila Gallagher. Photograph: Maxwells

Fresh food supplier Country Crest has extended its contract with Tesco Ireland in a deal worth €60 million to the family-owned business. The north Co(...)

The Irish martyrs of the Rising are typically remembered by the wearing of the white Easter lily, a symbol of death and rebirth. Those who died at the Somme are honoured with the red and black poppy.

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium From In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge, by Seamus Heaney A year of do(...)

Unfinished business: speakers on stage at the Theatre of Change Symposium at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (from left) Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1.  We need to become more body conscious If this year’s Abbey symposium chooses too wide a theme to fully cohere, it is helpful to root discu(...)

Speakers on stage at The Theatre of Change Symposium, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from left; Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The opening day of the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium, the first event in its commemoration programme for 2016, took place on Thursday. Opening t(...)