Category Archives: Public Affairs

Live and let live: Ivan Yates

A former successful Fine Gael front-bencher, Ivan Yates left politics to run a chain of bookies. He spoke to Meadhbh Monahan about his career choices and the enjoyment he gets from his...

On the face of it

eolas asks what is unique about painting faces as government-owned portraits finish their tour. Government art collections usually adorn public offices but the general public themselves each year have the chance to...

Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness, famous Donegal playwright and Professor of Creative Writing at University College Dublin, takes time out from preparing lectures to tell Meadhbh Monahan about the events in his life that have...

Harry McGee

Unveiling the current scandals and analysing the statements and motives of politicians in Leinster House is all part of a days work for Harry McGee, who is on the political staff of...

Vatican challenged over abuse

The Vatican has become embroiled in the clerical child sex-abuse scandal following the release of the Murphy report. Since the release of the Murphy report in November, revealing “scandalous” child sex-abuse in...

Irish heritage on a world stage

Environment Minister John Gormley has published Ireland’s draft tentative list of nominees to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks have been included in the draft tentative list of...

Dublin’s fair city

Plans are underway to develop Dublin into a modern driver of economic growth that can stand tall on a world stage. Dublin is currently a city of international importance on par with...

Best way to care

Meeting individual need not imposing a one-size-fits-all approach is the best was forward for older people’s care, Tadhg Daly writes. Standardisation is a good thing. Commoditisation is a bad thing. Particularly in...

A passion for the studio: Bryan Brophy

In addition to running his corporate photography business based in Dublin, 1IMAGE Photography, the award-winning photographer Bryan Brophy has a serious passion for studio photography. Brophy, who is perhaps better known for...

Focusing on environmental outcomes

As Director-General, Mary Kelly tracks the culture shift in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as she discusses the wider range of issues that come under the agency’s remit from climate change to...