Joanne O’Riordan (19) from Millstreet, Co Cork, with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Áras an Uachtarain in 2014.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teenager Joanne O’Riordan has been awarded the prestigious Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Ms O’Riorda(...)

Rory McIlroy is almost certain to miss the British Open after rupturing ankle ligaments. Photograph: PA

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is a major doubt for next week’s Open Championship after suffering a serious ankle injury playing football. The Europe(...)

Patrick Hopkins of the Charities Regulatory Authority told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice  he believes the salary and bonuses of charity chief executives should be highlighted.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The body charged with regulating charities has no power to force them to disclose the salaries of their chief executives, its chairman designate has t(...)

The funeral mass of Bill O’Herlihy will take place on Friday at 11.30am at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The funeral mass of Bill O’Herlihy will take place on Friday at 11.30am at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock in Dublin. He will b(...)

Bill O’Herlihy at the launch of his autobiography in 2012, We’ll Leave it There So,  with his wife Hilary and his daughters Sally Conlon (left) and Jill O’Herlihy-Ryan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bill O’Herlihy, who died yesterday aged 76, had a remarkable career as a newspaper journalist, broadcaster, PR consultant and political adviser. A na(...)

Ms Justice Isobel Kennedy ruled last week Anglea Kerins is entitled to certain categories of documents used by the PAC

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to appeal against a High Court order directing it to disclose certain documents to former Rehab chief exec(...)

Angela Kerins: seeking orders including one restraining the PAC from pursuing further examination of Rehab’s finances. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins is entitled to certain documents used by the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) relating to its investiga(...)

Victor Connell in his home in Co Longford. After his accident 10 years ago, the local community rallied around Victor and gave their time and money in the building of his home. “I knew almost everybody who worked on it,” he says. Photograph: Alan Betson

The hooker is careering through his bungalow hitting doors open with the front plates of his chair. The doors flap in and then out behind him creat(...)

St James’s Hospital made  an application to the Department of Health in May 2014 that  chief executive Brian Fitzgerald be allowed to  retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of his salary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Health has rejected a bid by St James’s Hospital to allow its chief executive to retain a €30,000 allowance for lecturing on top of(...)

The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin: an  HSE audit  found  additional money from private sources was paid to three managers at the hospital, ranging from €30,000 to €39,000 a year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin is facing fines from the HSE for continuing top-up payments to senior executives.The HSE said, in a report(...)