Little Holly Carroll started back to school last week, from her hospital bed at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin where she has lived since she suffered full heart failure in April 2017
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
There is something to-the-marrow about the unexpected death of a young person. Great tragedy arrives at an unexpected, impossible-to-anticipate moment, and is all the sharper for that. If that death — or deaths — occurs at what should be a time of happiness or celebration then the cleaving is all the deeper, the heartbreak probably ever lingering.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
A large and ambitious collaboration between dance-theatre company Junk Ensemble and Belfast musical production company Dumbworld saw 80 Cork choristers, young and old, take to the cavernous stage of the Opera House for a Dance Opera that set out to explore our deepest, darkest fears.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
Data from a phone belonging to one of the two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder contained search engine references to "abandoned places in Lucan" and "the 15 most gruesome torture methods in history," the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
With the kids at school on Monday, Jessica and I went walkabout to a spot intriguingly called Taylors Mistake. Apparently, a ship captain with a bottle of rum too many ran aground around Godley’s Head looking for Summer Bay.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
From all corners of the island, across all demographics, and on a wide range of issues, grassroots activism has gone mainstream. From first-time marchers to advocates with decades of experience, campaigners have made their political power felt this year, writes
Wed, 26 Dec, 2018
The mother of a terminally ill girl has pleaded for help to find a home where she can bring her daughter and hold onto her for "as much as she can" for "whatever weeks, months or years" that she has left with her.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2018
Whether big mileage has finally caught up with five-in-a-row chasing Glanmire is one of the seductive sub-plot for tomorrow’s Women’s Cup final at the National Arena. And whether there’s a handover of power to DCU Mercy in the offing or not, writes.
Sat, 27 Jan, 2018
Kate Harrington, 27, is assistant trainer to her mother Jessica, who will have a strong team, headed by Gold Cup hero Sizing John, operating over the festive period. Kate is also a prolific winner as a jockey herself
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
It’s an unusual plot for a comedy – when a man refuses to have treatment for cancer, his friends kidnap him and force him to have chemo. Ill Behaviour airs on BBC tomorrow – with UCC graduate Jessica Regan in a starring role.meets meets the rising star.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017