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The grave of Hector Fullerton Donald (27) of Liverpool in Ahamlish cemetery, Co Sligo. He was presumed to have drowned after the troop ship Mohamed Ali El-Kebir was torpedoed on August 7th, 1940.

On a recent visit to a countryside cemetery in north Co Sligo, my attention was drawn to the graves of five British soldiers that date to the second W(...)

Detail from Vincent van Gogh’s most famous work, The Starry Night, painted during his great creative storm of 1889. Museum of Modern Art, New York

Wandering the streets of Paris last weekend, I chanced upon the Moulin de la Galette, a Montmartre windmill painted repeatedly by Vincent van Gogh whe(...)

The body of Thomas Kennedy (28), originally from Co Mayo, was discovered in the Mtkvari River in the Georgian city of Gori. Photograph: GoFundMe

A murder investigation is underway in Georgia following the death of an Irish man there, local police have confirmed. The body of Thomas Kennedy (28)(...)

In 2019, there were 59,574 births in Ireland, 242 stillbirths and 150 neonatal deaths. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

An official inquiry into stillbirths and neonatal deaths should be considered in order to enhance lessons that could improve care, according to the na(...)

Republic of Ireland  manager Stephen Kenny with Gavin Bazunu who is fast emerging as a young leader in the Ireland squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Nature decides all things.” – David Forde, the Republic of Ireland’s wellness coach (and former goalkeeper). This Ireland team and its governing bod(...)

Jim Griffin from Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A number of former and current Irish Coast Guard officers have criticised the poor treatment of volunteers by the organisation’s management, amid grow(...)

An ESRI study in 2018 showed that intercounty players were dedicating 31 hours a week to their involvement in Galeic games. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Twenty four years ago, we were also getting ready for a special congress. It arrived on November 1st and was the first such event in 12 years. It beca(...)

Rainfall at the Phoenix Park in Dublin was just 56 per cent of the average for September. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Many parts of Ireland had the warmest September on record with temperatures well above normal everywhere. Eleven weather stations in the Republic had(...)

Imogen Stuart: ‘I don’t like to think to much about an afterlife, but I hope there is one.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There are many beautiful pieces of sculpture, drawings, carvings and other artworks in sculptor Imogen Stuart’s living room, but my eye is drawn to wh(...)

The Meath team after their All-Ireland final win over Dublin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Meath lead the way with 14 nominations on the list of 45 nominees for the 2021 TG4 Ladies football All Star awards. Dublin, wh(...)

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