The Taoiseach ‘has treated the Imma board, the entire arts community and the members and staff of Seanad Éireann with total disdain’, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader says Imma and Seanad deserve full explanation of Taoiseach’s role

Photograph from 2010 showing Olli Rehn with then minister for finance Brian Lenihan, who he described today as a ‘great colleague’  who ‘was a very committed to the cause of Ireland and trying to save the Irish economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former EU commissioner says it is easy to criticise handling of crisis in hindsight

A screengrab from a video showing the apparent scuffle between Deputy Frank Feighan (centre) and John McDermott (left, dark jacket). Image via RTE

Byelection candidate John McDermott says he had no option other than to make statement

Laura Boylan, (right) from Skerries, Co Dublin meeting  Kevin O’Brien, minister for advanced education and skills with the gGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Working International Expo at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Recruiters from Australia, Canada and New Zealand come to Dublin to fill vacancies

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

Since the J1 visa programme began, nearly 50 years ago, more than 150,000 Irish students have spent a summer in the US. As the US (...)

A vixen drinking, taken from the book ‘Doorstep Wilderness: A Wilder Side Of Dublin’. All the photographs were taken on the banks of the river Dodder, immediately behind the Aviva Stadium. Photographs: Paul Hughes

Photographer spends four years with foxes and kingfishers along the river Dodder

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan TD speaking at ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ conference on return migration from a youth perspective organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland at Dublin Castle today. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Poor career prospects and high cost of living a barrier to return, conference hears

Tom Hartnett from Co Cork making his point at an Age Action Q&A forum at the Aisling Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cost of fuel, prescription charges and water charges among key concerns for older people

Paul Brady: ‘Music costs money to make. It has value. It should not be given away free. Shame on you, U2.’ Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Singer says giving album away for free is ‘nail in coffin of sustainable music business’

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