People on the diving platform at Blackrock in Salthill, Galway, on the hottest day of the year last Wednesday.  Photograph: Andy Newman

It is a long-established consolation of life in Ireland that if only we had the weather this would, officially, be the best country in the world. Then(...)

Snow drifts make roads virtually impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Seargent

The Irish Times, Thursday, March 1st, 2018: ‘People urged to stay indoors for blizzard’. That was the front page of our newspaper on this day last ye(...)

Star turn: Michelle Mulherin performs  at a fundraiser for Ballina Rugby Club. Photograph: Facebook

This one was serious. Evidence of “grave mistakes and wrongdoings” had surfaced in An Garda Síochána. The boss wanted it sorted and quickly. The reput(...)