Former minister for justice Michael McDowell: explained that the Irish, British and US governments agreed in 2005 the survival of an ‘unarmed and withering husk’ of an IRA was vital for the good of the process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In The Irish Times on Wednesday, former minister for justice Michael McDowell gave a clue as to why things have now gone so badly wrong in the Norther(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams took a brief break from his holidays to effectively say the PSNI’s George Hamilton was talking nonsense. Then he resumed his summer vacation. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

If the Sinn Féin leadership is concerned or nervous about the PSNI chief constable’s weekend assessment that Provisional IRA members were involved in (...)

10-12 Trinity Street, Dublin: planned conversion of the former information showrooms is likely to attract interest from a range of international fashion traders

The rapidly improving fortunes of the Grafton Street/Wicklow Street area of Dublin city are to get a further boost with news that the long-running sho(...)

Judge Raymond Groarke said Brendan Dunne was perfectly entitled to believe that nobody could touch the funds as long as he held the certificates

A Dublin businessman who put away two €6,350 bonds was told when he went to cash them that the accounts had been closed years ago, the Circuit Civil C(...)

Solicitor and property player Noel Smyth controls Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam is taking on Ires Reit and a syndicate comprising Kennedy Wilson, Deutsche Bank and Oak Tree Capital in the final leg of a(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott and his senior officers are questioned about the issues of the day

Maurice Hayes, one of the men responsible for the creation of the North’s policing bo(...)

Gardaí in Cork noticed sterling cash moving in the area prior to the robbery. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

A 65-year-old financial adviser has been given a five-year suspended sentence for his part in the money laundering of about £275,000 of the £26(...)

Ted Cunningham of Woodbine Lodge, Farran, Co Cork  at Cork Circuit Criminal Court after he pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Yesterday’s handing down of a five-year suspended sentence to Ted Cunningham brings to a close one instalment in the life of the opera-lover wh(...)

Ted Cunningham has been given a five-year suspended sentence in relation to the money-laundering offence. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 65-year-old financial advisor has been given a five year suspended jail sentencing for his part in money laundering around STG£275,000 of the(...)

Ted Cunningham indicated this morning that he wanted to plead guilty to some of the offences. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A 65-year-old financial advisor has dramatically changed his plea to guilty on the fourth day of his trial for money laundering arising out of (...)