Sinead Kennedy

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Protesters march to the Dublin City Council offices in protest of the proposal to build a  hotel around the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A startling illustrated image circulated among some Irish users of Instagram last week. It depicted a heavy-set man in a chalk-striped business suit p(...)

National Women’s Council director Orla O’Connor said the research highlighted ongoing obstacles and legal barriers were “forcing at least one person a day to travel abroad”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Only one in 10 GPs in the State provide abortion services, according to a paper published by the National Women’s Council. While GPs providing early (...)

Sinead Kennedy: I listen to music whatever I’m doing, and during the pandemic I’ve found it takes me away to other worlds, places and times – which is a much-needed feeling

I found the first stage of lockdown manageable because everyone was going with the flow and the weather was gorgeous. Then, in the summer, I found out(...)

Staff prepare to bottle hand sanitiser at Listoke Distillery and Gin School in Tenure Business Park in Co Louth.  The gin stills of the Listoke Distillery have been repurposed in the fight against the coronavirus. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

“Be kind” has become a mantra for many as countries all over the world – including Ireland – try to come to terms with the greatest global public heal(...)

Rose Anne ‘Nancy’ Shankey following her second even more successful appearance on the National Lottery’s ‘Winning Streak’ in 2013. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

An 83-year-old shoe shop owner from Co Monaghan will make National Lottery history this weekend when she becomes the first person to appear on its cas(...)

“I’m a big narcissist. I’m in every scene.” Amy Huberman during filming of Finding Joy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At a south Dublin hotel dozens of people are dancing and having fake fun for a bunch of television cameras. This is part of a fictional awards ceremon(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

Big day: Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle on royal duties at  Westminster Abbey,  London,  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

Invitation to a Royal Wedding Monday, TV3, 9pm It’s getting close to the big day when Harry and Meghan walk the aisle at Windsor Castle, and the count(...)

Winning Streak: presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The presenters of Winning Streak, one of Europe’s longest-running television gameshows, are meeting contestants in a reception room at RTÉ’s televisio(...)

Richard Branson: while his behaviour is open and public and there is no suggestion he seeks to bully women, it does create images of beautiful young women in a working environment being bodily manhandled. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Sometimes, it is the silences that are most eloquent, the unasked questions that provide the most interesting answers.  Richard Branson was inte(...)

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