Former minister for agriculture Joe Walsh. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The death has occurred of former Fianna Fáil minister for agriculture Joe Walsh. Mr Walsh (71), who stepped down from the Dáil at the 2007 general el(...)

Ms Justice Baker was satisfied the aggregate of secured debts in this case was less than ¤3 million as required under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012.

The first protective certificate in a High Court personal insolvency case was issued yesterday for a woman with debts of about €2.5 million, which she(...)

 Joan Sheehan photographed in her house in Dungarvan getting ready for christmas with the help of her grandchildren Elizabeth Gill  and Emily Gill.  Phototgraph: Mary Browne
The real spirit of Christmas

The mere hint of a notion of opening one’s home to a crowd at Christmas may fluster most of us, but some people have a born talent for creating Christ(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said Seanad abolition would leave the State with a uniquely weak political system. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The forthcoming referendum on the abolition of the Seanad is a “defining moment” for the political future of this country, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál (...)

 Enjoying the sun on the East Pier in Dunlaoghaire, Dublin during the good weather last month. Photograph: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

Dublin was the sunniest place in Ireland in June and recorded six consecutive days with more than 14.5 hours sunshine – breaking a 71-year-old record.(...)

Rory and Monica O’Brien of Killicane, Mitchelstown, Co Cork appeared at Fermoy District Court yesterday on 31 summons each relating to the treatment of pigs on their farm.

A leading pig producer and his wife were yesterday charged with mistreatment and cruelty to pigs over a five month period at their farm in North Cork(...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)