Carol Hartley, Vicki Landua & Rita Derneha from all from Texas as they sign the book of condolences at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin today, for the the six students who died in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Fergal Philips

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a special Mass in Dublin on Saturday for those affected by the tragedy in Berkeley. Books will also be open(...)

The Wolfe Tone Festival, organised by members of Kildare Sinn Féin, was awarded a grant of €600 by Kildare County Council last month.Photograph: Screenshot of wolfetonefestival.com

A local authority has funded an event hosted by Sinn Féin this weekend in memory of the republican Theobald Wolfe Tone. Speakers listed to speak at t(...)

Audry Deane, SVP social justice and policy officer, John-Mark McCafferty, head of social justice and policy, Kieran Stafford, national vice-president and Liz Kerrins, social policy development officer, at the launch of the Budget 2016 submission. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government should provide a financial incentive to landlords to accept tenants receiving housing assistance payments as a means of tackling the ho(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank official Aoife Maguire at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Court Collins

A former Anglo Irish Bank official said he was not aware when a fraud officer was appointed in 2010 to examine the “archiving” of certain bank acco(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says up to nine Irish students injured in Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times 1:51

The deaths of six Irish students in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, marked a “horrific day” for those who had lost loved ones, Minister (...)

Aoife Maguire arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph: Collins.

A former official at Anglo Irish Bank has said he was not aware that, when a fraud officer was appointed in 2010 to examine the “archiving” of certain(...)

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  The Clerys website continues to sell vouchers despite the store’s sudden closure on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Clerys department store, which went into liquidation and closed suddenly late on Friday, is still selling vouchers with values up to €100 on its we(...)

The Garda Ombudsman has commenced an inquiry into the death of a homeless man in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, on Thursday evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Garda Ombudsman has opened an investigation into the death of a homeless man in Tipperary. GSOC said gardaí and an ambulance were called at about(...)

Former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly: “In future, the Financial Regulator must adopt a more intrusive and aggressive approach.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The banking crash of late 2008 was like an iceberg waiting to be hit, the former financial regulator Liam O’Reilly has said. Mr O’Reilly, who served (...)

Former chairman of the Irish Financial Services Regulator Authority Brian Patterson said the authority could have done more and “done it sooner”. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial regulator at the time of the banking crisis was engaged in “principles-based regulation with not a lot of intrusion”, former chairman of(...)