Category Archives: People

With the wind in his sails

Business leader and entrepreneur Brendan McGrath talks to 
Owen McQuade about his journey from the shop floor to the boardroom and how in later life he achieved further success in founding Gaelectric,...

Keeping an eye on farming life

Irish Farmers Journal picture editor Jack Caffrey is a familiar face out and about in the countryside and also attracts a large online following through Instagram. He talks to Peter Cheney about...

A force for change

Artist Rita Duffy talks to Owen McQuade about her work and her belief that art can be a force for change. I did a project in Texas, in a place called the...

A taste of Ireland in Paris

The Centre Culturel Irlandais showcases the arts from all parts of the island in the French capital. Director Nora Hickey M’Sichili talks to Peter Cheney about its work. Among the crowded streets...

The real McCoy

Nineteen times champion jump jockey AP McCoy has announced his intention to retire from the sport which he had come to personify. At Thurles in 1992, a 17-year-old AP or Tony McCoy...

Heaney remembered

An Post’s tribute to Seamus Heaney is adding to his memory. Almost a year after his passing, the work of Seamus Heaney is being recalled by thousands of correspondents across and beyond...

Winning against the world’s best

Ireland rugby players Alison Miller and Grace Davitt talk to Peter Cheney about victory over New Zealand in this summer’s World Cup and the satisfaction of seeing women’s sport recognised. While rugby...

A golden age for Irish cinema

Irish citizen Daniel Day-Lewis has just made Oscar history, becoming the first male to win the award for Best Actor for a third time. Despite our current economic woes, the future for...

Leading the world: Jason Smyth interview

An excellent London 2012 performance confirmed Jason Smyth as the world’s fastest Paralympian this summer.  The athlete recalls his achievements and shares his hopes for future success with Peter Cheney. Crossing the...

Presidential seminars: Being young and Irish

Eager to encourage active citizenship, President Michael D Higgins has gathered young people’s views on a vision for Ireland. President Michael D Higgins has asked young people for their views on the...