Paul Galvin: 'I don't think I've changed massively since becoming a dad'
For almost two decades, he was best known as The Galvinator, annihilating the opposition and hoovering up hardware for the Kingdom.
For almost two decades, he was best known as The Galvinator, annihilating the opposition and hoovering up hardware for the Kingdom.
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Kate Middleton this week sealed her status as a recycling McQueen. The Duchess of Cambridge was on trend in tartan as she visited Dundee in Scotland alongside Prince William on Tuesday.
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Pottering about at home in Arklow, grandmother Kallie McGuigan is constantly singing. From country and western to the old standards, music has...
Best pals Eva Rose Martin (5) and Ciara Moore (6) were all smiles as they got a half day off school to help Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launch Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day tomorrow.
Grand Slam rugby hero Garry Ringrose took a break from his books to help launch the 5K Rock Run taking place at Blackrock College.
Ireland’s real-life Willy Wonka has joked how she can’t wait to crack into her own Easter egg tomorrow.
Good Friday looks likely to live up to its name as pubs prepare to open for business - with some donating takings to charity.
From #MeToo to #MichelinToo, the knives are out for Le Guide Michelin after just two women were awarded stars in the new French edition of the book.
During a recent trip to Dublin, British author Laura James made a beeline for the Brown Thomas accessories hall. Her book, Odd Girl Out, had...
Legend has it that if you play with fire, you get burned -and as king of the barbecue, Christian Stevenson certainly hasn't escaped unsinged. "Oh gosh, man, my whole arm going down the...
Daredevil pensioner Judy Doyle was on a high after boldly spray painting a wall in Smithfield today -...
Ladies' Day is set to take on a whole new meaning at this year's Fairyhouse Easter Festival. The three-day horse racing spectacular kicks off at the...
After a week of ineffable sadness, it fell to our patron saint to lift the capital's spirits on the international day of celebration, if only for a little while.
Lentil soup and hemp sandals could soon be a distant memory for animal lovers. Between plant burgers that 'bleed' and fake leather, going veggie has never been easier. Perhaps that's why new figures from Bord Bia show that 8pc of Irish people are now vegetarian, while 2pc are vegan.
Be afraid - be very afraid. Glitter pumpkin bums are the latest trend taking over Instagram. But there doesn't have to be a full moon to look spooktacular this Halloween. Nightmarish nuns, Fortnite characters, deadly dinosaurs and killer clowns are just some of the characters tipped to turn up on doorsteps across the country this October 31.
Millennials have been blamed for the demise of many things, among them package holidays, voicemails, and golf. And now it looks as though they have another staple in their sights: the traditional suit.
IT’S historically been described as ‘Mother’s Ruin’, but for gin-trepreneur Bronagh Conlon, among others, the opposite is continuing to prove true
It’s the ultimate ice bucket challenge: plunging your entire body into a tub of freezing cold water filled with chunks of ice, deep breathing your way through the pain.
He's known as the 'Mr Nasty' of interior design, but Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has promised not to make anyone cry on his new Irish TV show - or, at the very least, to offer them his perfectly pressed pocket square if he does.
She was the 'People's Princess', but two decades after her untimely death, Diana will forever remain the Queen of Fashion.
There's just one more day until 'Rose of Tralee' invariably trends on Twitter. Marking the official end of the Irish summer, the live spectacular taking place on RTÉ One at 8pm this Monday and Tuesday night has become as immutable a fixture in the national television calendar as The Late Late Toy Show. For Roscommon Rose Deirdre Cribbin, however, the journey to the Dome began more than two decades ago, when she first sat glued to the TV event as a child.
One motorist was clamped by Dublin City Council while charging their electric vehicle last week.
Once upon a time, if you mentioned Tinder in polite company you'd have been met with a couple of sharply raised eyebrows. Since it launched nearly five years ago in the US, the infamous dating app, with its brutal 'swipe right if you like it' philosophy, fast became synonymous with hook-up culture and quickly cemented its reputation as the app of choice for Millennials seeking nothing more than a quick fling.
Whenever I'm faced with a confusing array of cutlery at a posh event, like most women of my generation, I just think back to Pretty Woman.
There's just eight days left to get Christmas all wrapped up. As the high street heaves with last-minute shoppers however, is it really still 'the thought that counts'?
As black hearses wound slowly through the streets of Ballyjamesduff this week, just one question hung in the air: 'Why?'
As office workers across the country battle the post-bank holiday fear today, health experts here have warned against turning to caffeine - among other things - to ease the pain.
Here's the tiny vial of blood that could determine whether or not I become a mother. Just a few cubic millimetres of blood is all it now takes to reveal the state of your reproductive health.
When Cornucopia founder Deirdre McCafferty was refused planning permission to expand her Wicklow Street restaurant in 2008, she asked customers to sign a petition that eventually convinced Dublin City Council to change its mind.
Independent Alliance TD John Halligan has stood by his controversial comments over Irish landlords.
A young man lost his life and another four people, including a nine-year-old boy, were hospitalised in three separate road crashes over the bank holiday weekend.
Bloom continued to blossom in the sunshine yesterday as thousands of visitors from across the country descended on Dublin's Phoenix Park for the penultimate day of Ireland's biggest gardening festival.
Flower power was back with a bang as Bloom 2016 celebrated its 10th birthday at the Phoenix Park yesterday.
The Press Council of Ireland has called for libel pay-outs here to be drastically overhauled.
The Boss wasn't the only Jersey boy in the capital as the first of two River Tour gigs kicked off at Croke Park.
Ireland’s Press Ombudsman received a total of 278 complaints about articles published across newspapers, magazines and websites in 2015, a new report has shown.
Selfie sticks, brollies and inflatable beach balls - just some of the nuisance items banned at the Bruce Springsteen gigs in Croke Park.
When her youngest daughter Charlie arrived four years ago, Linda Davis took five weeks off work before returning to the twelve hour shifts she's been working ever since.
Eating fat does not make you fat, a controversial new report has claimed, and following a low-fat diet could be "the biggest mistake in modern medical history".
Opportunity knocks at front doors, one of Ireland’s leading feng shui experts has revealed.
Ireland has Room to Improve when it comes to building the dream home, celebrity architect Dermot Bannon told at the country’s newest interior design event in Dublin today.
As Ireland's flat-pack king, Jonathan Treacy can knock together one of IKEA's iconic 'Billy' bookcases in just 20 minutes.
Ireland has again been sharply admonished for its failure to legislate for wider abortion law before a hearing of United Nations member states in Geneva.
Che Guevara and Maureen O'Hara hung out at the grand opening of Epic Ireland in Dublin yesterday.
Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh insisted the Gerry Adams row was "much ado about nothing" but also claimed "there is a time and a place where it (the N-word) can be used".
Exactly a century after Rising leaders including Pádraig Pearse and Thomas Clarke learned their fate at Richmond Barracks, there were happier scenes at the grand reopening of the historic site in the capital yesterday.
His tenure as Environment Minister ends this week - but a €1.7m-a-year water quango could be Alan Kelly's "parting gift" to Tipperary voters.
Revving up for the Gumball 3000 rally was no hassle for the Hoff yesterday - despite partying the previous night away at a Dublin nightclub.
Brave prison officers were criticised by the public after stepping in to save the life of Derek 'Del Boy' Hutch during a vicious stabbing attack, it has emerged.
Little Hanna Sheehy Skeffington clutched her teddy bear as she laid a single white rose in memory of her great-great-grandfather, Francis Sheehy Skeffington, on the 100th anniversary of his death yesterday.
Thursday's Luas strike is set to go ahead after crunch talks between drivers and Transdev ended in a stalemate last night.
Non-driver Luas staff have this evening voted to accept a pay agreement aimed at ending the long-running dispute at the company.
U2's the Edge yesterday paid a moving tribute to his "one-off" dad who passed away aged 84 at the weekend.
U2’s the Edge today paid a moving tribute to his “one off” dad who died aged 84 at the weekend.
Child of Chernobyl Nikita happily cuddled up to Adi Roche at one of the facilities founded by the Irish humanitarian ahead of the 30th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster later this month.
The UFC community was left reeling as the "truly heartbreaking" news of Mixed Martial Arts fighter Joao Carvalho's death began to circulate.
Cork actress Sarah Greene may have scooped a gong for her role as Hecate Poole in Penny Dreadful at the IFTAs at the weekend, but it was her last-minute change of wardrobe that caused the real drama ahead of the star-studded event in the capital.
Northern Ireland peacemaker George Mitchell yesterday recalled the "one day of success" that changed the course of Irish history on the 18th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Weekenders have been warned not to pack away the winter woollies ahead of another two days of "pretty nasty" weather, according to Met Éireann.
Almost a week after the RTÉ interview that divided the nation, Michaella McCollum has told how she's now hoping to be forgotten - if not forgiven.
Monty Python star Michael Palin was looking on the bright side as he scooped a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts at UCD last night.
As Census 2016 began dropping on doorsteps across the country this week, many are sure to see filling out the 24-page form on April 24 as just another household chore.
Once a sexter, always a sexter? That's what Tess Daly is sure to be wondering this week after husband Vernon Kay was once more busted having 'textual relations' with glamour model Rhian Sugden.
Tricolours were waved, tweed caps were worn and 99s were eaten as the rain stayed away and the 1916 centenary celebrations continued in the capital.
Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív described laying a wreath at Boland's Mill in remembrance of his late grandfather, Éamon de Valera, as "one of the best honours" of his life.
Fourteen shots infamously rang out in the Stonebreakers' Yard at Kilmainham Gaol 100 years ago this Easter. Yesterday, as President Michael D Higgins laid a wreath at the spot where the rebels were executed for their part in the Rising, there was only silence.
A controversial 1916 commemorative stone was last night unveiled in Galway despite being boarded off by the council amid an ongoing planning permission row.
A young woman may have to undergo plastic surgery after being mutilated in a knife attack in the street.
A Tricolour flown over the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) during the 1916 Rising has gone on display for the first time at a new exhibition in the capital.
Luas passengers will find out today if services will grind to a halt during the Easter Rising centenary, as a ballot of staff on pay rises of up to €7,753 is revealed.
Oscar nominated Emma Donoghue is among the renowned authors to have paid homage to the leaders of the 1916 Rising in a landmark new theatrical production.
'We have him home," whispered a blonde woman in the front row to the older lady on her right, enveloping her in a reassuring half-hug.
The Irish lost out as a mystery American bidder splashed out €185,000 on an original copy of the 1916 Proclamation.
Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman was remembered both as "an original thinker" and a devoted grandfather at a packed funeral ceremony.
President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the Irish women who "repeatedly risked their lives" during the Easter Rising a century ago.
All eyes were on Electric Picnic this week as the line-up for the annual arts and music pilgrimage was finally revealed.
Print media covering the election count in Taoiseach Enda Kenny's home town of Castlebar were charged €75 a day towards the cost of 'security' at the venue.
Drag queen Panti Bliss is set to fly the flag for Ireland at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday.
Former Education Minister Mary Hanafin could be regretting being quite such a diligent teacher at Sion Hill back in the nineties after being beaten in the race to the Dáil by a past pupil.
Hundreds of Americans living in Ireland yesterday queued at the Arlington Hotel in Dublin to cast their vote in the US Presidential Primary elections.
Grand coalition came to life in Meath East after two Fine Gael TDs and one Fianna Fail TD were elected to the 32nd Dail at the weekend.
As a little girl, Sonya Bisset always marvelled at the planes swooping over her family home in North Dublin - but never once dreamed of flying one. Today, the mum of three from Malahide has clocked up millions of air miles as one of the few female pilots on the planet.
Three o'clock came and went in the Midlands yesterday, but there was no apology from James Bannon to his Sinn Féin constituency rival.
A SINN Fein election candidate has made an official complaint to gardai over allegations Fine Gael rivals removed his leaflets from letter boxes.
The Social Democrats' joint leader Stephen Donnelly proved his bald ambition while canvassing for votes in the capital yesterday.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has no plans to intervene in the latest Luas strike that is set to cause travel chaos for up to 180,000 commuters today and tomorrow.
It's one of Europe's most prestigious campuses with more than 30,000 students from throughout Ireland and beyond. Strolling through Belfield after dark, however, neuroscience student Rachel O'Neill confessed that she doesn't feel safe.
It is wacky, wiggy and won't win any Oscars, but Martin Heydon's 'Back to the Future'-inspired election video has Generation Facebook's vote anyway.
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has claimed "confusion" led to Gerry Adams's comments that there were "no ganglands" being misunderstood.
A Dublin TD has hit out at the fact that gardai were not monitoring Friday's boxing weigh-in before it became the scene of Ireland's most shocking gangland attack.
It was 'Antiques Roadshow' 1916-style as Irish Independent readers from across the country flocked to The Gresham Hotel in Dublin for a special '1916 in your attic' event.
Presidents, politicians and pop stars from both sides of the Irish Sea have paid homage to broadcasting legend Terry Wogan.
Heart-broken Limerick residents will today pay tribute to the city's most famous son.
Politics may be showbusiness for ugly people, but for one group of school children in Dublin yesterday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny appeared to be even better than the real thing.
Surgeons are today battling to save the arm of a young woman savaged by her partner's dog at her home.
When Aisling Brady McCarthy was finally freed following the dropping of murder charges last August, the Irish nanny left all her possessions in her rented Boston home and boarded the first flight home to Ireland.
Dark clouds parted and the sun peeped through as Senator Katherine Zappone and her long-term partner Dr Ann Louise Gilligan wed in Dublin yesterday.
A top US lawyer has urged Irish fans of 'Making a Murderer' to back an online petition calling for justice for Steven Avery.
A TOP US lawyer has urged Irish fans of ‘Making a Murderer’ to back an online petition calling for justice for Steven Avery.
The sleepy village of Ardclough in Co Kildare found itself at the heart of a grisly murder mystery over the weekend.
Gardai have launched a full scale murder investigation after the discovery of a male torso in a suitcase near Cellbridge in County Kildare. Two walkers made the grisly discovery along the Grand Canal in Ardclough on Saturday afternoon.
After decamping to the Big Smoke to go to college in the noughties, like all good culchies, I underwent my initiation ceremony at Copper Face Jacks.
When former Dublin footballer Bryan Cullen uttered the immortal words "See you all in Coppers" as he hoisted the Sam Maguire Cup at Croke Park in 2011, he wasn't kidding.
Trainee primary school teacher Rose Halpin Duffy from Harold's Cross in Dublin is looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime this summer.
Nursing student Sean Nutley can't wait to head to the US on J1 to get his first real taste of freedom this summer.
Rightly or wrongly, walking home alone late at night has long since been deemed the ultimate 'don't' for women.
There was nothing but love yesterday for the inimitable David Bowie, who died at the age of 69 after a secret 18-month battle with cancer.
Forget '24 Hours in A&E' - for one elderly woman at Dublin's Beaumont Hospital yesterday, it was 62 hours, and counting
Unemployment in Ireland remained at a seven-year low last month, official figures show.
Farm safety, breast-feeding and selfies are just some of the topics tackled by the scientists of tomorrow at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
Parts of the country weathered the wettest December in 130 years, official statistics from Met Éireann reveal.
Road deaths for December were the worst since 2007, with 15 people losing their lives on our roads in the last fortnight of the year, new figures show.
Forget King Nidge - now it's Queen Trish who is poised to reign in 2016. As the wife of crime lord Nidge on hit RTÉ series Love/Hate, Aoibhínn McGinnity was known for her big personality and even bigger hair.