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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Irish Centre in Camden in London on Saturday to hear music and observe a minute’s silence. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Thousands of people gathered for vigils across Ireland and the world to remember Ashling Murphy over the weekend. Vigils for the 23-year-old have tak(...)

Floral tributes and candles are left after a vigil outside the London Irish Centre in Camden, London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

At least a dozen more vigils are to take place across the country on Saturday and Sunday, in response to the killing of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, C(...)

The Connacht Council were broadcasting live from Bekan last weekend for €10. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Our first look at the Connacht GAA air-dome came last October, and it was almost by accident. The RTÉ cameras were in Bekan, a tiny place about half(...)

 John B Keane: a writer who used the expression more than most, he sounded sympathetic when describing “some poor latchiko who wasn’t long out of the bogs”. Photograph: Dermot Barry

There don’t seem to be quite as many latchikos in Irish life as there used to be, or at least not around where I live. Having flourished briefly in th(...)

A co-infection doesn’t immediately mean that a patient will be doubly sick.  Photograph: iStock

Reports about dual infection with the flu virus and the coronavirus have been making sensational headlines recently. Last week Israel confirmed its fi(...)

John Shaw, the country’s longest serving prisoner. Photograph: RTÉ

More than 45 years ago, in the late summer and early autumn of 1976, two young women in their twenties disappeared. Elizabeth Plunkett, a 23-year-old(...)

Padraig Pearses’ joint captains Emmett Kelly and David Murray lift the trophy after their Connacht club final voctory. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) 1-13 Knockmore (Mayo) 1-11 Padraig Pearses struck the decisive blow just three minutes into their Connacht club final win(...)

Charlie Bird: ‘I’m not as afraid now as I was when I first got my diagnosis because I have my family around me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird has said an outpouring of public support has helped him surmount the distress of his recent motor neurone disease d(...)

A total of 9,099 people were staying in emergency accommodation during the week of November 22nd-28th 2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The number of men, women and children who are homeless and living in emergency accommodation has passed the 9,000 mark for the first time since April(...)

The Oireachtas Golf Society dinner at the Station House Hotel in Clifden, Co Galway, became a matter of political controversy amid claims that it breached coronavirus rules in place at the time.

The trial of four people over their alleged role in organising the Golfgate dinner in August 2020 is due to begin on Thursday. Independent TD Noel G(...)

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