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Paul McAuliffe in July 2019, when he was lord mayor of Dublin – and a governor of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Besides being former lord mayors of Dublin, what do former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, former Green Party leader John Gormley, Seán D Dublin Bay Rockall L(...)

“Irish State Coach 351” is one of the more storied railway carriages in Ireland. It was designed for the royal visit of 1904, when King Edward VII was the main beneficiary of its “smoking room” while his wife, Alexandra of Denmark, enjoyed the “Queen’s boudoir”

Among the prize exhibits at the recent 175th anniversary open day in Inchicore Railway Works was “Irish State Coach 351”. One of the more storied rai(...)

In an email sent to Russian applicants, the organisers stated that it would be unable to include them in this year’s competition because of the invasion. Photograph: iStock

The Dublin International Piano Competition’s decision to ban Russian competitors has been criticised by many musicians. The prestigious competition (...)

The reported sorrow wasn’t confined to Dublin in the days following the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901

“The Queen is dead!” The Irish Times, in the opening declaration of its leader on January 23rd, 1901, echoed the alarm it reported among Irish people(...)

According to the 2021 Healthy Ireland survey, almost three out of 10 people  reported that their weight had increased during the pandemic

From heart to eyes, weight, skin, mental health and teeth, the pandemic has affected our bodies significantly From the so-called “Covid stone” t(...)

Temple Bar at night: While the subsequent invasion of the area by stag parties might be decried, the urban design project worked on many levels. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is an anger growing about our built environment. About housing, about our public spaces, about the country we have built for ourselves and how w(...)

The two public hospitals and one private hospital owned by the Sisters of Charity through the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group were worth €434 million in 2017, according to documents filed at the Companies Registration Office. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is no exaggeration to say that the land and properties owned by the Catholic Church in Ireland could be valued in the billions. However, the owners(...)

The Irish Paralympic team before boarding the flight to Rome. Front row: (left to right): Jack Kerrigan, Fr Leo Close, Joan Horan, Oliver Murphy and Jimmy Levins. Photograph: Irish Wheelchair Association

The five members of Ireland’s first Paralympic team understood the powerful symbolism of travelling to the Olympic venue to showcase their abilities. (...)

Patricia Kileen at at the Franco-Irish Lisdoonvarna ball that she organised in Paris a few years ago. Photograph: Raphaël Lanier

Patricia Kileen, who is from Phibsborough in Dublin, left Ireland in 1992 to travel the world. She now lives in Saint Ouen, on the outskirts of Paris.(...)

Photographs: John Carlos

In August 1971 thousands fled To refugee camps south of the Border to escape the troubles. Here, some remember that summer In August 1971, west (...)

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