From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Image: Facebook

Barry Lyttle held his head in his hands and broke down as Sydney’s Downing Centre local court was told about his brother Patrick’s ongoing medical iss(...)

Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

Frank Flannery has no official role in election planning, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a Fine Gael minister have strongly indicated former party strategist Frank Flannery will not be given a senior election plann(...)

There are no plans to recruit new members to Fine Gael’s general election strategy team, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.His comments came a(...)

File photograph: Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery (right) with Enda Kenny,  Phil Hogan and Richard Bruton. Minister for Children James Reilly has said he would welcome Mr Flannery back to the party.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Minister for Children James Reilly has said he “absolutely would welcome” former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery back into the party. Dr Reilly sa(...)

Frank Flannery was spotted in the company of Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the days after the Christmas period. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Rehab director and Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery could be set for a surprise return to the party as it gears up for the general election.(...)

A Government under siege

Administrative abuse, political complacency and lack of accountability provided the backdrop against which the Government was judged this year when th(...)

The Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstakes building in Ballsbridge in 1984: plans were being made for a State takeover of the company. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Garret FitzGerald initially backed the idea of nationalising the Irish Sweepstakes when he was taoiseach, despite its troubled financial history. A(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Party off, GarthMetro Herald, July 4th. After Dublin City Council blocks two of his Croke Park gigs, Garth Brooks starts issuing ultimatums: The great(...)