In a 1945  reference for his former secretary Eamon DeValera wrote : ’Miss O’Connell has read for me her evidence. I agree with it in general.’  Eamon de Valera pictured in uniform circa 1914. Images:  Keogh Brothers/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images and  the Military Service Pensions Archive

Showing that the fight for Irish independence went beyond the confines of this island, two remarkable Irish emigrant women made their cases for the aw(...)

The Costa del Sol. Some Irish criminals who have relocated to southern Spain have died there

The shooting dead of Gerard Kavanagh (44) is the latest in a series of fatal gun attacks on Irish gangland criminals who have relocated to Spain or ot(...)

Host Daithí Ó Sé with Dublin Rose Roisin Lyons prepare for the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
What’s on for the weekend

The Merriman Summer SchoolThe Merriman Summer School continues in Glór, Ennis, Co Clare until Sunday. Emotional Life in Ireland is the theme, and ther(...)

Eli Brace  of  Limerick City Fire Rescue: “It is part of our training. In here, rescues are not a big deal”. Photograph: Sean Curtin Photo.

A firefighter who jumped from a bridge into the river Shannon to save a woman from drowning has praised others involved in the(...)

 Claims that New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration closed traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge (above) as payback against a political opponent were boosted yesterday after the publication of a series of incriminating emails. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie has been drawn more deeply into a growing controversy over the closure of lanes on a bridge linking Ne(...)

Loyaltybuild said last night that it had ceased taking bookings on its website and over the phone, effectively shutting down its operation.

Customers of a further eight companies including Clerys, Centra, Postbank and Pigsback have had their personal information stolen in the data breach a(...)

Clerys clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Customers of a further eight companies including Clery’s, Centra, Postbank and PigsBack have had their personal information stolen in the data breach (...)

Annie O’Connell (16 months) from Dublin at the Allsop Space auction at the RDS yesterday afternoon. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The market for residential and business properties is “buoyant” in urban areas, according to the director of the property auctions company which hoste(...)

Broadcasters Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke were both absent from the PPI Awards ceremony in Kilkenny last night.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A news story broadcast on the Today with Pat Kenny programme won a radio award last night, though its erstwhile presenter was not there for the ann(...)

Moynalty has won this year’s Tidy Towns competition. Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan announced the results in Dublin this afternoon. Photograph: Department of the Environment

Moynalty, Co Meath has won the overall title of Ireland’s tidiest town. The announcement was made by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan wh(...)