“Fine Gael has always stood for the rule of law, believing that with rights come responsibility - the solemn responsibility of all Irish men and women to respect and adhere to those same laws.” - Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael must never cease in challenging the propaganda that suggests violent protest is virtuous and effective, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzger(...)

Eamon Dunphy with Bill O’Herlihy in 2010. File photograph: Collins.

Politicians, colleagues and friends of the late Bill O’Herlihy have paid tribute to his good nature, professionalism and ability as a broadcaster. The(...)

Bill O’Herlihy will become a “senior director” of the merged company. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

O’Herlihy Communications, the public relations firm founded by the former RTÉ broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy, plans to merge with Insight Consultants, the(...)

Frank Flannery (left) with Bill O’Herlihy in a screen grab taken from their YouTube video

Former Fine Gael strategist and ex-Rehab chief executive Frank Flannery is to launch a new online politics show with his friend, sports broadcaster Bi(...)

Fr Tony Flannery launched  A Question of Conscience today. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A new book by Redemptorish priest Fr Tony Flannery, who was silenced and removed from public ministry by the Vatican last year, is not available in Ve(...)

’The closer you get to the Vatican system, with all its power struggles and careerism, the more disillusioned you can become.’ Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

People regularly ask me how I am? The answer to that is complex, andI do not usually burden or bore my questioner by going into details about it. It i(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his public relations firm has withdrawn a claim that it advises the Government. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The public relations company owned by veteran sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has with(...)