Dr Dick Shepherd has been a forensic pathologist for four decades - having cast a cold eye on cases big and small. Now retired, he has written a surprisingly optimistic, deeply human book about a life in death
Martina Fitzgerald has written a book exploring why just 19 women have held ministerial roles in Ireland’s history. RTÉ’s political correspondent talks gender politics and explains why she has no desire to be on the other side of the microphone
Loss of confidence is the biggest issue facing people with vision impairment. Ahead of World Sight Day, Elaine Prendeville speaks to a number of National Council for the Blind service users about living with sight loss and raising awareness
Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Farrah Storr tells Elaine Prendeville why emotional discomfort is the price we pay for a rewarding life, and says the storm surrounding her latest cover story just goes to prove her point
Summer’s officially over. But take heart: there are plenty of art, music, movies, books and happenings to ease you through the coming weeks. From Ruth Negga at the Gate to extraordinary new Irish prose and groundbreaking TV, here are thirty-three of the best things to do, see and hear. Compiled by Elaine Prendeville, Nadine O’Regan, John Maguire, Tony Clayton-Lea and Jessie Collins
After 16 years in media, Claire Brock has landed her dream job, presenting Virgin Media’s nightly evening news bulletin.
Fashion designer Jonathan Saunders is renowned for his clever use of colour, original prints, beautiful silks, and above all, his craftsmanship. The key to success, he says, is balancing recognition and novelty. And now he plans to share his expertise with young designers